NOAA satellites and International Space Station captured a stark and sobering view of Hurricane Florence. A dangerous Category 3 storm with 125 mph sustained winds, continues to move closer to the coast of the Southeastern U.S. These geocolor images from NOAA’s GOES East satellite shows Florence’s well-defined eye and outermost cloud bands beginning to approach the Outer Banks at 10:45 a.m. ET on September 12. The center of the storm is expected to make landfall along the coast of the Carolinas early Friday morning. The International Space Station passed over Hurricane Florence, astronauts and cameras on board got a look down into the hurricane’s eye.