Hurricane Florence from space: photos of the hurricane showed in the NASA

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But between evacuations and storm shutter installations, NASA and NOAA are keeping people informed and entertained.

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 massive storm is threatening the East Coast of the USA with an expected landfall early Friday.

Forecasters have warned of life-threatening storm surges, catastrophic flooding, damaging winds, and unsafe rip currents along the coastlines of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Florence is expected to remain a Category 4 storm when it makes landfall.

Terrifying as the situation is (I am regularly checking on my folks, who abandoned Charleston for the highlands of North Carolina), there is a silver lining.

Florence is about 644 kilometres wide and it's winds have dropped from a peak of 225 km/h to 165 km/h, reducing the hurricane from a terrifying Category 4 to a Category 2.

ABOVE VIDEO: 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 September 12.

Worldwide space station NASA has revealed the extent of the hurricane "Florence", which is close to the coast of the United States. It's chilling, even from space.

The National Weather Service has issued strong warnings to residents of the Carolinas and other mid-Atlantic states, saying the hurricane would be the "storm of a lifetime", bringing damaging winds, life-threatening storm surges, and "catastrophic flooding".

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