Space Station's view of Hurricane Florence looks eerily apocalyptic

It was captured from 249 miles above the storm More

Once Florence makes landfall, it'll be the first major Atlantic hurricane of the 2018 season to hit the mainland US.

Arnold and his crewmates have seen two other big storms brewing in the Atlantic Ocean, including Hurricane Helene and Tropical Storm Isaac.

The hurricane is expected to reach the coastlines of North Carolina and SC on Friday morning, with experts estimating that it will continue to grow in strength. It is estimated that the wind speed in the eye of the hurricane reaches 200 km/h.

New video from NASA shows Hurricane Florence on its course toward the United States on Monday, September 10, as the National Weather Service upgraded the rapidly strengthening hurricane to Category 4 status.

Hurricane Helene Continues To Gain Strength In Eastern Atlantic
Although Isaac has weakened, NHC warned as it gets closer to the Lesser Antilles, it could bring strong winds and heavy rain. It is only the 11th time on record that three hurricanes have been active in the Atlantic at the same time.

Florence strengthens 'rapidly,' now powerful Category 4 hurricane
The NHC also was tracking two other hurricanes farther out in the Atlantic: Category 1 Isaac and Category 2 Helene. Handout via Getty Images Hurricane Florence is seen traveling west over the Atlantic Ocean on September 10, 2018.

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With Hurricane Florence churning toward the East Coast, NASA released a stunning video and photos of the storm from space. "It's chilling, even from space", tweeted German astronaut Alexander Gerst, who is aboard the space station.

An image taken by NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold of Hurricane Florence in the Atlantic Ocean, approaching the Carolinas on September 12, 2018. This picture shows Hurricane Florence on Monday.

In fact, Gerst wrote on Twitter that Hurricane Florence is "so enormous" it could only fit in the frame of a wide-angle camera. "Get prepared on the East Coast, this is a no-kidding nightmare coming for you". "NASA research has found that cloud top temperatures that cold have the capability to generate heavy rainfall", the space agency says.

NASA also recorded what it called "stark and sobering" video footage of Florence from the space station on Wednesday.

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