Keeping his promise to dump a record amount of snow on the US East Coast, the Jonas snowstorm swept through the region, creating deadly conditions for life and leaving behind a thick snow cover.
It is not surprising that a storm of this scale could be seen from space, and NASA astronaut Scott Kelly (Scott Kelly) captured his “portrait”.
“The massive #snowstorm snowstorm that covered the East Coast #EastCoast is perfectly visible from the @Space_Station space station! Stay in a safe place! #bizzard2016 #YearInSpace ”- he tweeted on Saturday, January 23rd.
Read further how Kelly’s attitude changed as the storm raged in the region and moved north.
Snow in Chicago
“The blizzard # blizzard2016 in Chicago #Chicago! To the East Coast, #EastCoast, clearly visible in the distance, still get there and get there, ”was his tweet on Saturday.
The forces of nature have manifested themselves in the form of a fierce storm. Kelly noticed a flash of lightning.
“Rare #thundersnow snow storm observed from @Space_Station space station. Snowy Godzilla #Snowzilla! Snow Armageddon # snowmaggedon2016 #YearInSpace, ”he tweeted.
These photos were taken by Kelly on the 300th day on board the space station. The commander of the ISS, a NASA veteran, is only a few weeks away from his mission, a year long. The experiment, which he conducts together with his colleague - astronaut Mikhail Kornienko, is focused on studying how the human body changes and adapts during a long stay in space.
“Day 302. Snow blizzard # Blizzard2016 gave us a stunning view below. Stay warm. Good night #GoodNight from the @space_station Space Station, ”he added at the end of his workday on Saturday during another flight over the East Coast.
“The snow blizzard # blizzard2016 obviously left the East Coast #EastCoast. The sun rises. I hope all is well #BlizzardJonas #YearInSpace, ”he tweeted on Sunday, January 24th.
After the storm
“From Chicago #Chicago, to New York #NYC and District of Columbia #DC the sky looks transparent this morning #blizzard2016 #BlizzardJonas #YearInSpace,” was posted in his tweet later on Sunday.
You can also follow Scott Kelly's epic space adventure by following his @StationCDRKelly twitter.