Way too early for this.
Living in Canada I am not surprised by strange weather. But I still hate it when it gets too cold too early too fast. It should still be sort of summer weather, but it snowed today! Time to pull out the long johns!
After a blistering hot summer us people in Manitoba must now face the cruel reality of our geographical circumstances. We must batten down the hatches and face the cold northern weather stoically and with audacious fortitude.
The first day of fall and the thermometer almost hits the freezing mark. Cold drizzle with intermittent snow pellets blasted by harsh north winds. Damn summer ends way too fast up here.
Alexander Gerst, a German astronaut orbiting Earth from 250 miles (402 kilometres) up, has a warning for humans on the planet below him.
“Watch out, America!” Gerst, who joined the crew of the International Space Station in June, said Wednesday in a tweet featuring pictures he took of Hurricane Florence.
Because of its enormous size and power, the storm has been a recent – if not frightening – muse for astronaut photography.
Here are some of the best images of Hurricane Florence by Gerst and Ricky Arnold, a fellow NASA astronaut living aboard the ISS.
Gerst said Hurricane Florence was so enormous, with a width of more than 500 miles (804 kilometres), that he “could only capture her with a super wide-angle lens.”