Space Station astronaut captures mammoth Hurricane Florence from directly above

Postado Setembro 15, 2018

Forecasters have warned of life-threatening storm surges, catastrophic flooding, damaging winds, and risky rip currents along the coastlines of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

A high-definition video camera outside the space station captured stark and sobering views of Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 storm.

A Category 4 hurricane at its strongest, Olivia spent about a week swishing around in the Pacific Ocean without making landfall before it weakened into a tropical storm.

As it approached the US on Wednesday, the International Space Station (ISS) recorded some startling footage. He said that the hurricane could only be captured on a super-wide lens, even from 400 kilometres up.

Astronaut Alexander Gerst also joined in the fun, explaining that the courageous space men and women need wide-lense cameras to take these incredible photos. The East Coast of the United States was bracing for Hurricane Florence to make landfall Friday, with hundreds of thousands evacuating to avoid potential for deadly wind, rain and flooding.

Millions of people in the United States are in the path of Hurricane Florence and are getting ready for a storm that it's believed to land on the continent on early Saturday morning.

This photo provided by NASA shows Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, as it threatens the U.S. East Coast.

Hurricane Florence is at the doorstep of North and SC, and she's not going away anytime soon. It's estimated that 1 million people will be impacted by Florence's arrival.