In addition, astronaut Alexander Gerst of European Space Agency took Wednesday to Twitter to share photos of the hurricane from space while stressing the severity of the storm.
Hurricane Florence is "so huge," says the tweet, that the astronauts, despite the fact that they were in space, could only catch the storm with a super wide-angle lens.
In another image that was tweeted by Gerst on Wednesday (of which one was the "Image of the Day" of NASA) the severity of the storm is clearly visible.
"Have you ever seen the gaping eye of a category 4 hurricane? It's cold, even from space," Gerst writes about the photo's.
Another photo (enclosed below) was torn down on September 10 by astronaut Ricky Arnold on the international space station ISS. The photo shows the swirling storm, which according to Arnold was later accompanied by Hurricane Isaac and Hurricane Helene.