(WAVY) — A new video released by NASA Wednesday showed a “stark and sobering” view of Hurricane Florence captured aboard the International Space Station.
The video showed Florence’s massive size as the space station passes by on its orbit. It was captured at 7:50 a.m.
NASA noted Wednesday in its hurricane blog that the storm was over 400 miles in diameter — or roughly the distance from Baltimore, Maryland to Boston, Massachusetts.
Excellent imagery from the @Space_Station of Hurricane #Florence this morning (color scale) paired with the GOES16 imagery (grey scale). As seen from these images this is a very strong storm with a well defined eye. pic.twitter.com/TH49vTCCIF— NWS WPC (@NWSWPC) September 12, 2018
According to NASA, Florence has the “capability to generate very heavy rainfall over a large area.” The dangerous Category 4 hurricane is forecast to make landfall in Carolinas on Friday.
The crew aboard the International Space Station stared down the menacing eye of Category 4 #HurricaneFlorence, currently moving across the Atlantic Ocean and toward the east coast of the United States. pic.twitter.com/TTjzAp203r— Intl. Space Station (@Space_Station) September 12, 2018