Hurricane Sandy Time-lapse Video Shows Frankenstorm From Space

Just how big is Hurricane Sandy? An incredible time-lapse video from NASA shows the enormous 900 mile wide storm as it slowly churns its way toward the east coast.

The Hurricane Sandy time-lapse video was created from images taken from NASA’s GOES-14 satellite. The satellite took a photo of the hurricane every minute from 7:15 am to 6:26 pm EST on October 28, 2012.

NASA writes:

“This time-lapse animation shows Hurricane Sandy from the vantage point of geostationary orbit—35,800 km (22,300 miles) above the Earth. The animation shows Sandy on October 28, 2012, from 7:15 to 6:26 EDT. Light from the changing angles of the sun highlight the structure of the clouds. The images were collected by NOAA’s GOES-14 satellite. The “super rapid scan” images—one every minute from 7:15 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. EDT—reveal details of the storm’s motion.”

Hurricane Sandy was a category 1 hurricane on October 28. The storm collided with a cold front as it approached the United States to create an enormous storm which some have dubbed Frankenstorm.

Hurricane Sandy is expected to effect nearly the entire east coast. Heavy rain fall and strong winds have made it a life-threatening storm.

The National Hurricane Center warned: “Sandy expected to bring life-threatening storm surge flooding to the Mid-Atlantic coast including Long Island sound and New York Harbor, winds expected to be near hurricane force at landfall.”

Here’s the Hurricane Sandy time-lapse video.