Environment Natural Disasters Hurricane Michael as Seen From Space Is an Ominous Thing (Video) By Melissa Breyer Editorial Director Hunter College F.I.T., State University of New York Cornell University Melissa Breyer is Treehugger’s editorial director. She is a sustainability expert and author whose work has been published by the New York Times and National Geographic, among others. our editorial process Melissa Breyer Updated October 11, 2018 Public Domain. Serena Auñón-Chancellor / NASA Share Twitter Pinterest Email Environment Planet Earth Climate Crisis Pollution Recycling & Waste Natural Disasters Transportation See the view captured by the International Space Station as the category 4 hurricane makes landfall over Florida. Unfortunately, images of news reporters and meteorologists nearly sideways while reporting on the latest record-breaking hurricane are becoming increasingly regular. Trees being whipped into a riot, things flying through the air, horizontal rain ... these are the views we get. But now we also get a new perspective, a glimpse from on high, thanks to the International Space Station. Cameras mounted on the outside the ISS captured the video below of Hurricane Michael On October 10 at 12:58 p.m. EDT from an altitude of 255 miles as the storm made landfall as a category 4 hurricane over the Florida panhandle. According to NASA, the National Hurricane Center reported maximum sustained winds near 150 miles per hour; dangerous storm surge and heavy rain is also expected. From 225 miles up, the storm appears just massive. It looks like a solid, relentless mass – and nothing's going to stop it. Here's to hoping that everyone underneath it is staying safe and sound.