09/11/2018 05:44 am ET Updated Sep 17, 2018

Hurricane Florence Looks Truly Terrifying From Space

The powerful storm is expected to batter South Carolina’s coastline on Thursday.

Photographs and videos taken from space have revealed the power of Hurricane Florence.

Satellite images that NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the International Space Station and U.S. astronaut Ricky Arnold shared on Twitter Monday highlighted the hurricane’s potential to cause devastation:

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On Monday, officials ordered the evacuation of some 1 million people from the South Carolina coastline as the Category 4 storm swirls towards the state. It is expected to make landfall on Thursday.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story misstated the last name of Ricky Arnold as Wilson.