The Big Picture: An astronaut's view of Hurricane Arthur

In view is the solar panel from the ISS as it travels above North America. From this perspective Hurricane Arthur can be seen as it moves up the east coast. Arthur, a category 2 storm, is the first of the season. The ISS captured this image yesterday, prior to Arthur's landfall in North Carolina this morning -- leaving many locals no choice but to put holiday celebrations on hold and evacuate the area. Arthur is expected to strengthen, while astronauts on the Space Station continue to observe from above.

[Image: NASA via Getty Images]