Astronaut’s-eye view of Hurricane Sandy

Hurricanes are big. Storms less than 274 miles across are considered small or “midget”  hurricanes. Sandy’s tendrils stretch almost the entire length of the eastern seaboard, so she’s a giant among giants.

And what better place to get a good view of something gargantuan than from space?

The ISS captured a video of Sandy as it hurtled toward New Jersey this morning. “Frankenstorm,” as it’s been dubbed, is already dumping water up the east coast and has sustained winds between 70 and 90 miles per hour, but the worst is yet to come when Sandy makes landfall later this evening.

Check out the space station’s incredible view.


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