Hurricane Florence from space

The European Space Agency's astronaut, the German Alexander Gerst, called the hurricane a "no-kidding nightmare".

Meteorologists suggest that the hurricane will reach the U.S. East coast on September 13.

NASA itself uploaded a video of Hurricane Florence that was taken by the high-definition camera located outside the International Space Station.

Up to 10 million people lie in the path of the storm, which still poses a risk to life and property, although it has been downgraded to a Category 2 hurricane.

This image provided by NASA shows Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018.

Gerst was in absolute awe of the storm, as we all would be, saying the storm was so wide they could only capture it with a wide angle lens. "It's chilling, even from space", Gerst captioned the photos.

Photo station published on its website.

Those warily staring at Florence grasp in contrast it to Hurricanes Fran and Hugo, which pummeled North Carolina and SC, respectively, more than two decades ago. While the wind in the eye weakened, the storm grew in size and the hurricane-force winds expanding outward up to 70 miles (110 kilometers) from the center of the hurricane.

In the past, NASA has leveraged its technology and resources to help with hurricane relief efforts.

NASA's Disasters Program also closely monitored the California's disastrous wildfires in December, providing data that showed hourly updates as to where the fires were burning the hottest.

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