MAJOR STORM: Hurricane Ian seen from space

Strong storm expected to strike Florida’s west coast

Hurricane Ian as seen from the space station. (International Space Station)

ORLANDO, Fla. – As Hurricane Ian churns on a projected path toward Florida, a new image shows the storm’s massive size.

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station on Monday shared a photo of Ian, which is expected to strike Florida’s west coast.

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“#HurricaneIan is seen about 260 miles below the space station as the storm was gaining strength south of Cuba and moving toward Florida at around 3pm ET on Monday, Sept 26, 2022,” a tweet from the ISS said.

As of early Tuesday, Ian was near Cuba and expected to strengthen into a Category 4 hurricane in the Gulf before weakening slightly and striking Florida anywhere from the Big Bend to the Sarasota area.

The exact route of the storm is not known.

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