NASA Tracks Hurricane Arthur From Space

Posted at 10:54 AM, Jul 03, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-03 10:58:34-04

Hurricane Arthur from the International Space Station. Image courtesy: Astronaut Reid Wiseman

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — (July 3, 2014) Hurricane Arthur became the first hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season early Thursday morning. As the storm inches closer to the eastern seaboard no doubt many eyes are fixed at the intensifying storm churning off the Coastal Carolina’s and one of those sets comes from high above the Earth.

Orbiting at over 400 kilometers above the surface of the earth, the International Space Station made a close pass to the storm and took some amazing images. At around 10:19 this morning Astronauts and viewers of the NASA HD Earth Viewing Experiment got a first hand look at the large storm from miles above.

NASA Astronaut Reid Wiseman who is aboard the ISS snapped some pictures from high above and within minutes posted them to his twitter page.

Arthur is forecast to become a Category Two Hurricane by Friday morning when it is likely to impact the Outer Banks of North Carolina.