Watch Hurricane Dorian in Action in these Gifs NASA and NOAA Took from Space

Updated Sept. 3, 12:02 a.m. EDT (0402 GMT): Hurricane Dorian is currently an “extremely powerful” Category 4 storm stalled Grand Bahama Island, according to the National Hurricane Center. See the latest astronaut photos of the storm here

Satellites operated by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) continue to track its movement and progress. You can see some of the images from those satellite observations below, which have been shared on social media. 

Video: Here’s the Latest Video of Hurricane Dorian from Space
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Astronaut Zooms In on Hurricane Dorian in Space Station Photos

September 2

NOAA’s #GOES16 continues to track #HurricanDorian, edging slowly toward the U.S., as day fades to night. For the latest on Cat. 4 #Dorian, including #hurricane watches and warnings: @NHC_Atlantic #flwx #gawx #scwx #ncwx pic.twitter.com/ujIJ9O3vJ6September 3, 2019

This nearly 5-hour loop from #GOESEast shows #HurricaneDorian inching across #GrandBahamaIsland. Tuesday, #Dorian is forecast to move dangerously close to #Florida, where #HurricaneWarnings are in effect from Jupiter Inlet to Ponte Vedra Beach. https://t.co/sNKmVmhTQT pic.twitter.com/XC1GFVSUEaSeptember 2, 2019

With #HurricaneDorian bearing down on the Space Coast, our friends from the ⁦@45thSpaceWing⁩ arrived to the ⁦@NASA⁩ Launch Control Center to shelter during the storm. Even the General is here! pic.twitter.com/TmNN4s5KtCSeptember 3, 2019

THIS AFTERNOON: The sophisticated Advanced Baseline Imager aboard NOAA’s #GOES16 continues to monitor #HurricaneDorian, as it relentlessly pummels #GrandBahamaIsland. @NHC_Atlantic predicts “extreme destruction on the island.” For updates: https://t.co/bf9oyNUeIP pic.twitter.com/8fVnUKPeqkSeptember 2, 2019

Cameras outside the station captured views at 11:27 a.m. ET on Sept. 2 of #HurricaneDorian over the northwestern Bahamas. The @NWSNHC said Dorian was almost stationary, moving toward the west at just 1 mile an hour just over 100 miles east of West Palm Beach, Florida. pic.twitter.com/b6ph2teoIZSeptember 2, 2019

Destructive hurricane-force winds continue to lash #GrandBahamaIsland as #HurricaneDorian, seen here by NOAA’s #GOESEast, remains nearly at a standstill. Find the latest updates on #Dorian at https://t.co/ScLdyBac9D. More: https://t.co/26FwC4BG29 pic.twitter.com/4bnzpsZ3b7September 2, 2019

The eye of catastrophic Cat. 5 #HurricaneDorian lingered over #GrandBahamaIsland overnight and into this morning, as seen in this close-up GeoColor loop from #GOESEast. Follow the storm via our hurricane tracker: https://t.co/rAbHgL0qkB pic.twitter.com/1EE9gdp6lDSeptember 2, 2019

September 1

@NHC_Atlantic, 2-day time-lapse of #HurricaneDorian with #GOESEast GeoColor pic.twitter.com/obeCXq5Cd0September 2, 2019

The sun set on #HurricaneDorian as it battered the #Abaco and #GrandBahama islands with wind gusts of more than 220 mph today. NOAA’s #GOESEast continues to keep watch over the slowing catastrophic Cat. 5 storm. Latest updates: https://t.co/ScLdyBac9D pic.twitter.com/teqJo1RT1kSeptember 2, 2019

INSIDE THE EYE OF HURRICANE DORIAN – #NOAA42 Kermit flies through Category 5 Hurricane #Dorian on 09/01/19 morning mission (credit: Ian Sears, NOAA). Forecasts and advisories at https://t.co/3phpgKMZaS, preparation tips at https://t.co/ZUC1oGAvw6 #FlyNOAA pic.twitter.com/iclEmItCtbSeptember 2, 2019

As #HurricaneDorian approached the #AbacoIslands, NOAA’s #GOESEast zoomed in on the powerful storm’s eye. The Cat. 5 storm’s “maximum winds have increased to near 175 mph with gusts over 200 mph,” according to @NHC_Atlantic. Follow the storm: https://t.co/VDEWvXtPxt pic.twitter.com/wLnZjJJYMOSeptember 1, 2019

Category 5 Hurricane #Dorian is currently impacting portions of the Bahamas as seen by @NOAA’s GOES East this afternoon. Our colleagues at @NHC_Atlantic and @NWS will have the latest on the track and potential impacts. pic.twitter.com/l0ccGfcPkOSeptember 1, 2019

Take a look at #HurricaneDorian churning over the Atlantic Ocean, as captured by cameras outside the @Space_Station at 12:16pm ET. As a Category 5 hurricane, the storm is carrying the strongest winds in recorded history for the northwestern Bahamas. More: https://t.co/bS4IBdcQpW pic.twitter.com/PIvN29BMVtSeptember 1, 2019

Hurricane #Dorian seen by @NOAA’s GOES East satellite this morning has been upgraded to a Category 5 storm with 160 mph winds. Stayed tuned to @NHC_Atlantic and local @NWS WFO’s for the latest. pic.twitter.com/291qGFNAtrSeptember 1, 2019

NOAA’s #GOESEast spotted lightning in the eye of #HurricaneDorian this morning. The now catastrophic Cat. 5 storm is expected to bring life-threatening storm surge and very heavy rainfall to the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama through Monday. More: https://t.co/hGBv8RfDYM pic.twitter.com/dDxjoQjoJDSeptember 1, 2019

August 31

Severe #HurricaneDorian, seen in this “sandwich loop” from NOAA’s #GOESEast, is heading for the northwestern #Bahamas where the Cat. 4 storm is expected to bring life-threatening storm surge and devastating winds. Latest updates from the @NHC_Atlantic: https://t.co/cJtAELwt0H pic.twitter.com/D4jMyuYkWbAugust 31, 2019

Cameras outside the @Space_Station captured views of #HurricaneDorian at 11:28am ET as it churned over the Atlantic Ocean. With winds of 145 mph, the storm may approach Category 5 hurricane status, according to the National Hurricane Center. Take a look: https://t.co/W0pFMatz8P pic.twitter.com/qrFNTReumKAugust 31, 2019

High-resolution visible imagery over the eye of #Dorian is stunning this morning. This is a special view of 30-second @NOAA high-resolution visible imagery that forecasters use. Catch the latest on this hurricane’s forecast at https://t.co/tW4KeFW0gB pic.twitter.com/J8lerryPrjAugust 31, 2019

The wide eye of #HurricaneDorian is visible even from the #GOESEast perspective 22,300 miles away in space. While some fluctuations in intensity are possible, this major Cat. 4 storm is expected to remain a powerful #hurricane during the next few days. https://t.co/rLy6BjBSih pic.twitter.com/LtRtjRrEksAugust 31, 2019

August 30

On this #FullDiskFriday, both #GOESWest and #GOESEast are keeping a close eye on extremely dangerous #HurricaneDorian from 22,300 miles in space. #Dorian is now a Cat. 3 storm with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph, according to the @NHC_Atlantic. More: https://t.co/Uirlt2hAYA pic.twitter.com/R6Vmp5mOydAugust 30, 2019

Watch as the eye of #HurricaneDorian2019 begins to form in this 1-minute visible loop from NOAA’s #GOESEast. “Dangerous Hurricane #Dorian poses a significant threat to #Florida and the northwestern #Bahamas,” according to the @NHC_Atlantic. Latest: https://t.co/W7u6rft9x2 pic.twitter.com/AuDJst6smvAugust 30, 2019

In the last frame of this GeoColor loop from #GOESEast, which is from earlier on Friday morning, you can see that the eye of #Dorian was much less developed. pic.twitter.com/J0c6JPOvK6August 30, 2019

Major #HurricaneDorian, seen here by NOAA’s #GOESWest, is now an extremely dangerous Cat. 3 storm. #Dorian is expected to strengthen and “poses a significant threat to #Florida and the northwestern #Bahamas,” according to the @NHC_Atlantic. More: https://t.co/RCbt7BjzmA pic.twitter.com/3n0qIuZAvHAugust 30, 2019

Evening RT: Using satellite imagery from the @NASARain Constellation to diagnose the evolution of cloud and precipitation structure in Hurricane #Dorian >>https://t.co/j6ixdbrhpb pic.twitter.com/ApElVQ8UBmAugust 30, 2019

Cameras outside the space station captured these views of rapidly intensifying #HurricaneDorian at 12:18pm ET on August 30 as it churned over the Atlantic Ocean. For more on NASA’s coverage of #Dorian, visit: https://t.co/Si2ENfjBN0. pic.twitter.com/llcY8mXakwAugust 30, 2019

Take a look at all that lightning! The Geostationary Lightning Mapper aboard NOAA’s #GOESEast captured this view of all the lightning associated with #HurricaneDorian2019 in the morning hours of Aug. 30, 2019. Follow the storm’s path here: https://t.co/raWlm8629m pic.twitter.com/qxOMNmzXIqAugust 30, 2019

Hurricane #Dorian, seen here by NOAA’s #GOESEast, is now a Cat. 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 110 mph. A #HurricaneWatch is now in effect for the northwestern #Bahamas as the storm slowly churns across the western #Atlantic. More: https://t.co/BoZ5yx3P4K pic.twitter.com/I6WzHIg7EQAugust 30, 2019

📷 CloudSat shows a 3D animation of Dorian, still a tropical storm at the time, near Puerto Rico. CloudSat “slices” through clouds, enabling us to see their height, their different layers and the areas where the heavier bands of rain are found within the storm system. pic.twitter.com/ME7LKIl6GBAugust 30, 2019

Hurricane #Dorian, seen here by NOAA’s #GOESEast, is now a Cat. 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 110 mph. A #HurricaneWatch is now in effect for the northwestern #Bahamas as the storm slowly churns across the western #Atlantic. More: https://t.co/BoZ5yx3P4K pic.twitter.com/I6WzHIg7EQAugust 30, 2019

August 29

A camera outside the station captured views of Hurricane Dorian at 1:05pm ET today as it churned over the Atlantic Ocean north of Puerto Rico. pic.twitter.com/ZlfKPcuIQOAugust 29, 2019

NEW: This morning’s latest visible satellite animation from #GOES16 of #HurricaneDorian as it moves away from #PuertoRico and the #VI into the open waters of the Atlantic. Updates: @NHC_Atlantic pic.twitter.com/qtFJMofXjBAugust 29, 2019

August 28

This visible satellite animation from NOAA’s #GOES16 shows #TropicalStormDorian moving closer to the #VirginIslands and #PuertoRico this morning. Get the latest @NHC_Atlantic update here: https://t.co/oMuv0mLHtC pic.twitter.com/3sDHWXKo5tAugust 28, 2019

#GOESEast meso-sector is tracking #TropicalStormDorian. View 1-minute imagery of TS #Dorian via multiple #GOES16 bands HT @UW_AOS at https://t.co/cBL6ORMe5E pic.twitter.com/wmim7wgDl0August 28, 2019

Latest look at Hurricane #Dorian from @NOAA’s GOES16. For official information stay tuned to @NHC_Atlantic and local @NWS WFOs. pic.twitter.com/ETzTUFWGfGAugust 28, 2019

Earlier this afternoon #Dorian strengthened to a Cat. 1 #hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph. NOAA’s #GOESEast spotted the storm moving toward the #VirginIslands, where hurricane warnings are now in effect. Follow the storm’s path here: https://t.co/55iomirKdi pic.twitter.com/8abVjNKTNpAugust 28, 2019

August 27

Tropical Storm #Dorian, seen in this view from NOAA’s #GOESEast, moved over the Lesser Antilles this morning. While uncertainty remains high, the @NHC_Atlantic says wind and rain from this system could impact the Bahamas and Florida later this week. More: https://t.co/WkHwZm4dTn pic.twitter.com/PtXjEFZ8qIAugust 27, 2019

August 26

As #TropicalStorm #Dorian spins in the Atlantic, NOAA’s #GOES16 is keeping an eye on it. You can also see the #dust coming off the #SaharaDesert at the top right. Here’s the latest #tropical update: https://t.co/oMuv0mLHtC pic.twitter.com/JuZewn4P3ZAugust 26, 2019

UPDATE: The latest NOAA #GOES16 imagery shows #TropicalStorm #Dorian heading toward the #LeewardIslands. It is expected to strengthen while it moves into the #Caribbean on Tuesday. Here’s the latest: https://t.co/OT12jdyEoE pic.twitter.com/Xi8Ma6Mqx6August 26, 2019

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