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NASA Satellites Show Hurricane Florence Strengthening

NASA Satellites Show Hurricane Florence Strengthening

NASA shared photos Wednesday showing the risky storm from the International Space Station.

NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold, now on board the International Space Station, shared a fresh look at Florence from above on Monday.

Hurricane Florence is predicted to slam into the US East Coast as an "extremely unsafe major hurricane" overnight on Thursday.

Since reliable record-keeping began more than 150 years ago, North Carolina has only been hit by one Category 4 hurricane: Hazel, with 210 km/h winds in 1954.

Hurricane Florence is approaching the Eastern Coast of the United States with serious fervor.

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

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Here are some of the best images of Hurricane Florence by Gerst and Ricky Arnold, a fellow NASA astronaut living aboard the ISS.

While Arnold and his fellow Expedition 56 crewmembers have been keeping an eye on Hurricane Florence and other Atlantic storms, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has been monitoring the weather systems with its Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) series.

Florence is expected to remain a Category 4 storm when it makes landfall.

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have a gorgeous view of Earth whenever they want it.

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.

Quick on Florence's heels, two more powerful storms are crossing the Atlantic, tracked by NASA satellites: Tropical Storm Isaac and Hurricane Helene.