Hurricane Sandy Seen from Outer Space, in Timelapse Motion

Hovering some 22,300 miles above Earth, the GOES-14 satellite, operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, captured images of Hurricane Sandy barreling its way across the Atlantic yesterday. The video above puts into animation a series of images taken over an 11 hour period. Off to the left, you see the state of North Carolina, which looks sadly small compared to the 900-mile-wide storm. For anyone living on the east coast, you might want to check out this resource that offers advice on what to do before, during, and after a hurricane. Stay safe, and we’ll see you on the other side of the storm.

Note: Below you will find an alternate view provided by the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. This animation brings together satellite observations from October 26 through October 29 2012.

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