Super Typhoon Vongfang is mercifully expected to weaken before making landfall in Japan Monday, but at its peak it has reached wind speeds up to 180 mph, making it the most powerful storm of 2014 (so far).
Thursday morning, NASA astronaut Reid Weissman showed the world just what that type of storm looks like from, well, above the world.
#SuperTyphoon #Vongfang – I’ve seen many from here, but none like this. pic.twitter.com/i2ZwzPsJcV
— Reid Wiseman (@astro_reid) October 9, 2014