Hurricane Florence, on its way across the Atlantic Ocean toward North Carolina, dominates photos and video from the International Space Station, where astronauts are using wide-angle lenses because of how far the storm extends.
“Watch out, America!” German astronaut Alexander Gerst wrote on Twitter this morning (Sept. 12). “#HurricaneFlorence is so enormous, we could only capture her with a super wide-angle lens from the @Space_Station, 400 km [250 miles] directly above the eye.”
“Get prepared on the East Coast, this is a no-kidding nightmare coming for you,” he added.
Gerst and American astronaut Ricky Arnold captured the Category 4 storm and its swirling eye up close in images posted to Twitter this morning, emphasizing its epic scale and their thoughts for people in its path.
“#HurricaneFlorence this morning with Cape Hatteras #NorthCarolina in the foreground,” Arnold wrote this morning. “The crew of @Space_Station is thinking of those who will be affected.”
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