See Hurricane Florence From Space

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Yesterday marked 1 year since Hurricane Irma made landfall here in Brevard County. We know all too well the power and destruction a hurricane can bring and the residents in the Carolina's, Virginia, Georgia and more are about to find out that strength too.

Hopefully, many are taking the advice of law enforcement and government officials and leaving any barrier islands and heading for mainland shelters because Florence is a freaking beast!

As seen from 200 miles about Earth aboard the International Space Station, the storm almost doesn't fit fully into a camera lens.

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A high definition camera outside the International Space Station captured a stark and sobering view of Hurricane Florence at 7:50 a.m. EDT on Sept. 12 as it churned across the Atlantic in a west-northwesterly direction with winds of 130 miles an hour. The National Hurricane Center forecasts additional strengthening for Florence before it reaches the coastline of North Carolina and South Carolina early Friday, Sept. 14. #HurricaneFlorence #hurricane #NASA #weather #space #Florence

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In the early afternoon on Wednesday, the ISS posted these photos as the station orbited just above the eye of the storm, still churning in the Atlantic.

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The crew aboard the International Space Station stared down the menacing eye of Category 4 Hurricane Florence, currently moving across the Atlantic Ocean and toward the east coast of the United States. #HurricaneFlorence #weather #NASA #hurricane #space

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Last night on CNN, "Hurricane Hunters" as they are known, flew in to the eye-wall of the storm to collect wind speed data and more:

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