This Insane Photo Of Hurricane Florence Is Going Viral

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A storm's a-brewin' - and NASA has it on tape.

The massive storm is threatening the East Coast of the U.S. with an expected landfall early Friday.

Outer bands from the hurricane were lashing land on Thursday, at least a full day before the National Hurricane Center expects the slow-moving storm's eye to blow ashore around the North Carolina-South Carolina line.

Astronauts on the ISS captured, from the Earth's orbit, the Hurricane Florence as its ravaging the Atlantic Ocean as its heading towards the US Eastern Coast. The size of the storm and its expected staying power will make life tough for anyone who decides to try to ride it out (which is not a good idea). Alexander Gerst/ESA/NASA via AP This image provided by NASA shows Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018.

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The storm is expected to hit the Carolinas hard later this week. "They told me to bring a pillow and blanket", Whisler said. Governors of those states have already declared states of emergency, as have the governors of Virginia and Maryland.

On Monday morning, the International Space Station also captured video of Florence with winds of 115 miles an hour.

Hurricane Florence had already reached the fourth category out of five possible, the state of emergency was introduced in the States of Maryland and Virginia.

And even from space, Hurricane Florence looks terrifying.

Viewed through the wide-angle camera of the International Space Station which orbits at 250 miles (400 kilometers) above Earth, Hurricane Florence appears swirling above the Atlantic Ocean as it's moving west-northwest towards the North and SC.

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