Hurricane Florence in Photos: See the Massive Storm from Space

In Living Color


NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this natural-color image of Hurricane Florence with the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on Sept. 12, 2018.

A Quartet of Chaos


NASA's DSCOVR satellite acquired this natural-color view of Hurricane Florence and two other storms swirling through the Atlantic Ocean on Sept. 11, 2018. The satellite captured the image from 1 million miles (1.5 million kilometers) away using the Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC).

Hurricane Florence GOES-15


The GOES-15 weather satellite captured this view of Hurricane Florence on Sept. 11, 2018, at 10 a.m. EDT (1400 GMT).

Hurrice Florence - Suomi NPP VIIRS


The Suomi NPP satellite captured this infrared image of Hurricane Florence on Sept. 12, 2018, using an instrument known as the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS).

Hurricane Florence GOES-East infrared


The GOES-East weather satellite, also known as GOES-16, captured this infrared image of Hurricane Florence nearing the East Coast on Sept. 12, 2018, at 1:37 p.m. EDT (1737 GMT).

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Hanneke Weitering
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Hanneke Weitering is a multimedia journalist in the Pacific Northwest reporting on the future of aviation at and Aviation International News and was previously the Editor for Spaceflight and Astronomy news here at As an editor with over 10 years of experience in science journalism she has previously written for Scholastic Classroom Magazines, MedPage Today and The Joint Institute for Computational Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After studying physics at the University of Tennessee in her hometown of Knoxville, she earned her graduate degree in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting (SHERP) from New York University. Hanneke joined the team in 2016 as a staff writer and producer, covering topics including spaceflight and astronomy. She currently lives in Seattle, home of the Space Needle, with her cat and two snakes. In her spare time, Hanneke enjoys exploring the Rocky Mountains, basking in nature and looking for dark skies to gaze at the cosmos.