Hurricane Michael has ramped up in intensity and turned it into a Category 4 monstrosity.

While residents and first responders prepare for the hurricane to make landfall Wednesday along the Gulf Coast of the Florida Panhandle, satellites and the International Space Station are tracking its progress from above.

NASA posted a video from the ISS on Tuesday from an altitude of 255 miles (410 kilometers).

It showed an upside-down view of Michael as it moved across the Gulf of Mexico.

The National Hurricane Center called the storm "potentially catastrophic" in an advisory issued Wednesday, hours ahead of an anticipated landfall later in the day.

The message warns of a life-threatening storm surge, hurricane force winds and heavy rainfall.

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