This Insane Photo Of Hurricane Florence Is Going Viral

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HURRICANE Florence bears down on the U.S. east coast, Nasa's satellites are monitoring its strength and speed, as well as recording some incredible images of the massive storm.

A three-minute video that NASA published Wednesday morning shows Hurricane Florence from a space-station's-eye view, as a camera some 250 miles above earth pans slowly over the storm.

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Arnold also captured hurricanes Isaac and Helene lining up behind Florence in the Atlantic.

As Hurricane Florence continues barreling toward the Carolinas, NASA has posted a remarkable video of the storm with winds approaching 130 miles per hour.

NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold also captured some incredible images of the storm from the windows of the space station.

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

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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.

The storm, which is poised to affect millions this week in the southeastern USA, is "expected to bring life-threatening storm surge and rainfall" to North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, and parts of the Mid-Atlantic states, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

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.

When the space station flew over the storm's menacing eye, Gerst took this photo.

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NASA shared an image of the giant storm two days ago.

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