Huge Hurricane Florence Looms Large in New Views from Space

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

On Wednesday, forecasters projected Florence - now a category 4 hurricane - will likely slow down and turn south after slamming the East Coast. "It's chilling, even from space", European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst said in a tweet on Wednesday.

"#HurricaneFlorence this morning with Cape Hatteras #NorthCarolina in the foreground", Arnold wrote this morning. Forecasters said Florence could become an extremely unsafe major hurricane sometime Monday and remain that way for days.

"The crew of @Space_Station is thinking of those who will be affected", Arnold said in a tweet.

According to Wednesday morning's update from the National Hurricane Center, Florence could park off the coast of the Carolinas on Friday, bringing damaging winds and even extreme storm surges to coastal areas.

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The 500-mile-wide hurricane, which is barreling toward the USA east coast, is expected to make landfall on Thursday night, but then the storm's movement will slow to a crawl, meaning that some coastal areas will get as much as 24 hours of battering winds and rain.

NASA also posted an incredible video of Hurricane Florence viewed from space.

Astronaut Alexander Gerst provides a view straight down into the eye of Hurricane Florence, headed toward the U.S. Southeast as of September 12, 2018.

According to the forecast of meteorologists from the National centre for monitoring hurricanes, the US, South-East mainland territory of the country hurricane Florence will arrive on Thursday, September 13, and will hit the coast with wind speed above 230 km/h.

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