Hurricane Florence seen from space is a 'no-kidding nightmare'

Video screen capture NASA

Video screen capture NASA

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Goes-East weather-monitoring satellite used its lightning mapping technology for a video showing Florence, Tropical Storm Isaac and Hurricane Helene as they traveled across the Atlantic on Tuesday.

The National Hurricane Center forecasts additional strengthening for Florence before it reaches the coastline of North Carolina and SC early Friday, Sept. 14.

As it approached the USA on Wednesday, the International Space Station (ISS) recorded some startling footage.

In this September 12, 2018 photo provided by NASA, hurricane Florence churns over the Atlantic Ocean heading for the USA east coast as seen from the International Space Station.

Watching the scene unfold from space, German Alexander Gerst, an astronaut on board the ISS, tweeted photos of the enormous storm. NASA shared photos Wednesday showing the risky storm from the International Space Station.

The massive storm is threatening the East Coast of the U.S. with an expected landfall early Friday.

Early on Wednesday, astronaut Alexander Gerst captured this absolutely stunning image of Florence's eye from the International Space Station, some 250 miles above Earth.

As millions of people in the Carolinas and Virginia prepare for what could be historic damage from Hurricane Florence, people in space are keeping an eye on it from above.

NASA also shared a video of the Category 4 storm from the International Space Station.

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