These Photos of Hurricane Florence From Space Are Mind Boggling

This image provided by NASA shows Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018.

With Hurricane Florence churning toward the East Coast, NASA released a stunning video and photos of the storm from space.

European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst Tweeted, 'Watch out, America!

In addition to the wide shots, some of Gerst's photos are zoomed-in views showing a look nearly directly down into Florence's giant eye.

Hurricane Florence will be the first Category 4 storm to make a direct hit on North Carolina in more than 50 years and with sustained winds of 130mph, it's already pushing a storm surge and rain ahead of it.

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Ricky Arnold, an astronaut on the International Space Station, shared his view of the storm along with Hurricane Isaac and Hurricane Helene, which are also brewing in the Atlantic Ocean.

Another photo (embedded below) was snapped on September 10 by astronaut Ricky Arnold while aboard the International Space Station.

Those warily staring at Florence grasp in contrast it to Hurricanes Fran and Hugo, which pummeled North Carolina and SC, respectively, more than two decades ago.

NASA is also using is technology and satellites to provide updates of Florence here, tracking the storm as it prepares to hit the southeastern U.S.

It is estimated that the wind speed in the eye of the hurricane reaches more than 200 kilometers per hour. For example, after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, NASA used its Black Marble HD technology (which is usually used for NASA to see lights on Earth at night) to help identify where power had been knocked out.

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