NASA releases footage showing massive Hurricane Florence from space

Hurricane Florence churns through the Atlantic

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

Florence is about 644 kilometres wide and it's winds have dropped from a peak of 225 km/h to 165 km/h, reducing the hurricane from a terrifying Category 4 to a Category 2.

European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst snapped some photos of his own to share on Twitter on Wednesday.

The hurricane, which has already caused several Week 3 college football games to be rescheduled, postponed or canceled, is expected to make landfall sometime this weekend.

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.

The International Space Station tweeted this video early Thursday, showing the powerful storm from space. SC and North Carolina are evacuating people living in vulnerable areas along the coast.

Cameras outside the International Space Station captured dramatic views of rapidly strengthening Hurricane Florence at 8:10 a.m. EDT Sept. 10 as it moved in a westerly direction across the Atlantic, headed for a likely landfall along the eastern seaboard of the US late Thursday or early Friday. It's estimated that 1 million people will be impacted by Florence's arrival.

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