NASA satellite images reveal the ghoulish face of the storm from space.
NASA has been sharing satellite images and timelapse videos taken from the International Space Station (ISS) as Hurricane Matthew hurtled through Haiti and Cuba, leaving a path of destruction in its wake.
The $1.2 billion satellite – which is penned for weather monitoring and forecasting – is being held in a facility which can withstand up to category 4 hurricanes. GOES-R is due to be launched into space on November 4.
At least 102 people have been killed as a result of the hurricane – described as the worst Caribbean storm in nearly a decade. 98 of these deaths happened in Haiti, according to Reuters.
The deadly storm has also become something of an internet sensation for its terrifying, apparently Halloween-themed appearance, as captured by a satellite image. A ghoulish picture resembling a human skull was shared by Weather Channel meteorologist Stu Ostro.