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This is what Hurricane Irma looks like from space

Posted: 4:21 PM, Sep 08, 2017
Updated: 2017-09-08 17:24:12-04
This is what Hurricane Irma looks like from space

NASA's Randy Bresnik is offering a unique view of Hurricane Irma.

The astronaut tweeted an image of the massive storm late Thursday near what appears to be Cuba. 

Irma, a category 4 hurricane, has already wreaked havoc through the Caribbean and is now spinning toward Florida for what could be a disastrous landfall.

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Irma has set records as the second-most intense Atlantic hurricane in history. It's also the storm with the longest duration of 180-mile per hour winds or greater in the Atlantic. 

According to the Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang , it's also the most intense Atlantic storm to strike land since the Florida Keys hurricane of 1935.

Here are some more incredible images and video of Irma: