NASA footage reveals the 'menacing' Hurricane Florence (Photo: Twitter)
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has been tracking one of the first major Atlantic hurricanes of 2018 - Hurricane Florence - that has been making rounds since Thursday. NASA has been providing new angles and perspective from the space to help the ones dealing with the issue. NASA astronauts used a super wide-angle lens to capture the footage of Hurricane Florence, due to the massive size of it. One of the first major Atlantic hurricanes of 2018, Hurricane Florence is now under category 2 with max winds at 105 mph.
Cameras outside the space station captured new views of a somewhat weakened #HurricaneFlorence at 6:56 a.m. EDT Sept. 13 as it neared the U.S. Eastern seaboard. According to the National Hurricane Center, Florence is moving northwest with winds of 110 miles an hour. pic.twitter.com/vw2yxrhTmZ— Intl. Space Station (@Space_Station) September 13, 2018
NASA astronauts working from the International Space Station termed Hurricane Florence as menacing as NASA has been tracking the hurricane since September 10 as it is constantly growing in size and speed.
Meanwhile, it touched the 130 mph mark, reaching to category 4, but depleted quickly to category 2 soon again.
The crew aboard the International Space Station stared down the menacing eye of Category 4 #HurricaneFlorence, currently moving across the Atlantic Ocean and toward the east coast of the United States. pic.twitter.com/TTjzAp203r— Intl. Space Station (@Space_Station) September 12, 2018
However, Hurricane Florence is still a huge threat to 10 million people in and around the Carolina coast as people continue to evacuate the area. Till now as many as 1.7 million people have evacuated the region.
A total of 3 storms have been spotted by the satellites as of September 13: Joyce, Isaac, and Helene.
The Hurricane season 2018 is expected to last till November.