Category 4 Super Typhoon Maysak Looks Terrifying From Space

By Jamie Condliffe on at

European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has just posted these five shots of typhoon Maysak, taken from aboard the International Space Station.

Maysak is a very strong category-4 super typhoon, which has weakened only 1 category since Monday.

Maysak’s unusually powerful winds of 160 mph have already caused significant damage in Yap and Chuuk State in the Federated States of Micronesia of the northwest Pacific ocean, killing five people. Now, the typhoon is heading toward the northern Philippines.