NASA astronaut Nick Hague on the ISS captured this picture of Hurricane Dorian’s eye.

NASA/Nick Hague

Hurricane Dorian has devastated components of the Bahamas. In the meantime, astronauts on the Worldwide Area Station have been monitoring the beast from orbit. One of many newest views is a sobering look straight into Dorian’s eye.

The hurricane arrived on the islands as a Class 5 monster over the weekend and stalled in place, battering the Bahamas with excessive winds, rain and catastrophic storm surges. It has now weakened right into a Class 2 hurricane however remains to be wreaking havoc. 

NASA astronaut Nick Hague shared a close-up of Dorian’s deep eye on Monday. “You’ll be able to really feel the facility of the storm once you stare into its eye from above. Keep protected everybody!” he tweeted.

We now have seen a number of photos from the ISS recording the storm because it moved throughout the Atlantic. NASA has additionally been streaming reside video feeds from the house station. Hague’s picture reveals an unimaginable quantity of element and highlights the round nature of the storm’s heart. 

NASA astronaut Christina Koch shared a set of ISS photographs from a broader viewpoint on Monday. “Hoping everybody in its path stays protected,” she tweeted.

Dorian is already accountable for not less than 5 deaths on the Abacos Islands, that are a part of the Bahamas. The dying toll is predicted to extend sharply as injury assessments start. The hurricane is now on its solution to the East Coast of the US. 

Residents in some components of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina have been ordered to evacuate over Labor Day weekend. Take a look at our information to getting ready an emergency go bag in case of a catastrophe. 

Even when Dorian solely skims the coast, it may nonetheless trigger appreciable injury. “Life-threatening storm surge and harmful hurricane-force winds are anticipated alongside parts of the Florida east coast and the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina, whatever the precise observe of Dorian’s heart,” the Nationwide Hurricane Middle warned Tuesday.