NASA revealed the extent of hurricane Florence from space

Astronauts had to use super wide-angle lens to photograph Hurricane Florence because it’s so huge

Astronauts had to use super wide-angle lens to photograph Hurricane Florence because it’s so huge

"Ever stared down the gaping eye of a category 4 hurricane?"

To put things into perspective, the space agency notes that Hurricane Florence spans a distance equal to the one between Baltimore in Maryland and Boston in MA.

On Wednesday, forecasters projected Florence - now a category 4 hurricane - will likely slow down and turn south after slamming the East Coast.

"People are getting frantic", a shop manager said.

Storm "Florence" promises to be the most powerful in 30 years.

More than 1.4 million people across North and SC have been ordered to evacuate as President Donald Trump vowed the federal government was "ready for the big one".

The hurricane is expected to reach the coastlines of North Carolina and SC on Friday morning, with experts estimating that it will continue to grow in strength.

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper told a news conference his state was in "the bull's eye".

Mandatory evacuation orders were also issued in parts of North Carolina and Virginia.

They have warned the hurricane could bring life-threatening coastal storm surges and the potential to being destruction further inland for a days.

Astronaut Ricky Arnold managed to capture pictures of all three hurricanes from the space station.

"Cameras outside the International Space Station captured dramatic views of rapidly strengthening Hurricane Florence at 8:10 a.m. EDT Sept. 10 as it moved in a westerly direction across the Atlantic, headed for a likely landfall along the eastern seaboard of the USA late Thursday or early Friday", NASA explains in a new blog post.

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