See Hurricane Arthur From The International Space Station

  @neato_itsdennis on July 03 2014 11:02 PM
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One of the Expedition 40 crew members aboard the Earth-orbiting International Space Station, some 227 nautical miles above Earth, photographed this image of Tropical Storm Arthur early on July 2, 2014. Arthur was churning in Atlantic waters off the coast of Florida and slowly moving northward at the time the photo was taken. The robotic arm of the Space Station Remote Manipulator System or Canadarm2 is seen at upper right. NASA

The people of the West Indies and the east coast of the United States are dealing with Hurricane Arthur first hand, but the six astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) undoubtedly have the best view of the storm.

This morning, NASA shared this video of Arthur as it loomed 100 miles off the coast of Florida. 

These are some still frames from NASA as well.

iss040e031901 As the International Space Station was flying 227 nautical miles above the Bahama Islands, one of the Expedition 40 crew members photographed this image of Hurricane Arthur, moving northerly along the Atlantic coast line. Arthur's forecast at 11 a.m. (EDT) on July 3, 2014 projected it hitting the coast of North Carolina as a Category 2 hurricane, with winds over 100 mph, on the night of July 3 or the morning of July 4. A tip of one of the solar panels on the orbital outpost is in upper left.  NASA iss040e030568 One of the Expedition 40 crew members aboard the Earth-orbiting International Space Station, some 227 nautical miles above Earth, photographed this image of Tropical Storm Arthur in the afternoon of July 2, 2014. Arthur was churning in Atlantic waters off the coast of Florida and slowly moving northward at the time the photo was taken. Much of peninsular Florida can be seen at left.  NASA iss040e031651 One of the Expedition 40 crew members aboard the Earth-orbiting International Space Station, some 227 nautical miles above Earth, photographed this image of Tropical Storm Arthur in the afternoon of July 2, 2014. Arthur was churning in Atlantic waters off the coast of Florida and slowly moving northward at the time the photo was taken. Much of peninsular Florida can be seen at left.  NASA iss040e030615 One of the Expedition 40 crew members aboard the Earth-orbiting International Space Station, some 227 nautical miles above Earth, photographed this image of Tropical Storm Arthur early on July 2, 2014. Arthur was churning in Atlantic waters off the coast of Florida and slowly moving northward at the time the photo was taken. The robotic arm of the Space Station Remote Manipulator System or Canadarm2 is seen at upper right.  NASA

American astronaut Reid Wiseman, who has been sharing photos of Arthur since yesterday, shared this incredible photo of Arthur on Twitter late Thursday. Wiseman doesn't specify when he took the photo (possibly taken on a later ISS revolution of the Earth) but it appears to be the most recent photo of Arthur, as the storm has "grown an eye," as he puts it:

 

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