Majestic Views of Hurricane Florence From Space

Hurricane Florence

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Exploration

Landfall of Hurricane Florence From Space

By Kyle Andrew Brown

WASHINGTON September 17 – Astronaut Ricky Arnold shared a majestic view of Hurricane Florence’s giant spiral. His image was taken from the International Space Station. Astronaut Arnold is a flight engineer and former Maryland science teacher.  He is on board ISS Expedition 55. 

Astronaut Ricky tweeted the photograph of the churning hurricane with Cape Hatteras, North Carolina in the foreground.

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ISS Video

Cameras outside the International Space Station captured views of Hurricane Florence on September. 14 at 7:41 a.m. EDT minutes after the storm made landfall.

Florence made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Packing winds of 90 miles an hour. The National Hurricane Center said Florence moved very slowly to the west at only 6 miles an hour. Then it was expected to turn to the southwest. Increasing the threat for historic storm surge and catastrophic flooding to coastline areas and inland cities in North Carolina and South Carolina

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Source: NASA

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