High-definition video from space shows the extreme power of Hurricane Florence


Astronaut Alexander Gerst also joined in the fun, explaining that the fearless space men and women need wide-lense cameras to take these incredible photos. Alexander Gerst/ESA/NASA via AP This image provided by NASA shows Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. It's chilling, even from space.

The high resolution camera of the worldwide space station took the approach of a powerful hurricane on the East coast U.S. in the morning, September 12.

Florence is now a powerful Category 3 storm with winds of 125mph, and is expected to strengthen before making landfall along the Carolina coast later this week. "Get prepared on the East Coast, this is a no-kidding nightmare coming for you", said ESA's astronaut Alexander Gerst on Twitter.

The video tracks across the swirling clouds at the outer edges of the hurricane before passing over the eye.

However, in the ISS astronaut's second post, he revealed an expansive view of the hurricane with its eye at several hundred kilometers off the US East Coast and its outer cloud bands already approaching Nort Carolina.

Florence is expected to make landfall in the Carolinas early Friday, bringing with it 20-30 inches of rain to North Carolina, and almost 40 inches to SC, according to the National Hurricane Center.

On Monday morning, the International Space Station also captured video of Florence with winds of 115 miles an hour. Jasmine writes primarily in our LGBTTQQIAAP and Science section.