Hurricane Arthur Looks Even More Ominous When Seen From Space

Hurricane Arthur is currently ravaging the coast of North Carolina. The Category 2 storm is packing winds over 100 mph as it makes its way north. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station snapped this stunning pic of the hurricane yesterday while flying over the Bahamas.

Here's what the storm looked like on July 2nd:

Hurricane Arthur Looks Even More Ominous When Seen From Space

This next image was acquired on July 3rd by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectoradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite. The hurricane measures some 115 miles (185 km) across.

Hurricane Arthur Looks Even More Ominous When Seen From Space

Arthur is projected to graze or strike the Outer Banks of North Carolina as it moves north. The National Hurricane Center has issued a hurricane watch or tropical storm warning for much of coastal North Carolina and a tropical storm watch for part of South Carolina.

You can track the hurricane's progress in real-time here.

All images NASA.