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Astronaut shares breathtaking images of Hurricane Irma from space

American astronaut Randy Bresnik has shared pics of Hurrican Irma snapped from far above the Earth.

Bresnik is the commander of the International Space Station’s (ISS) three-person Expedition 53 crew, and he is using his location to show a unique perspective of Irma’s wave of destruction.

Prior to Irma’s appearance, Bresnik’s Twitter account was mainly focused on showing some of the most beautiful spots on Earth as seen from the ISS.

However, last week he began to turn his attention to the incoming Category 5 storm.

Bresnik is still interspersing the shots of destruction with pics of Earth’s beauty using the hashtag #OneWorldManyViews.

His most recent pic is a before and after of Turks and Caicos.

Irma smashed the Florida Keys on Sunday, causing flooded streets, blackouts, and damage to many buildings.

The storm has been downgraded to Category 2 as it approaches Naples, Florida.

Almost 7 million people were warned to leave the southeast of the U.S, making it the largest evacuation in the country’s history.

CBS reports that in the U.S. there have been no confirmed deaths as a result of the storm. However, one woman did give birth as Irma hit Florida. She was guided through delivery via telephone.

Irma caused massive devastation in the Caribbean, with at least 27 dead.

If you’d like to help out, organisations such as Red Cross, UNICEF and Oxfam are taking donations.

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