These unbelievable photos from space show the massive typhoon heading for the Philippines

Super Typhoon Maysak is currently barreling for the Philippines. It could hit within the next few days.

Maysak is the most powerful storm this early in the season since 1971. It’s only the third Category 5 typhoon seen in the Northwest Pacific before April ever, according to Al Jazeera.

The storm has already passed over the islands of Fais and Ulithi in Micronesia on Tuesday, causing extensive damage.

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have been observing Maysak and posting unbelievable photos of the historic storm on Twitter and Flickr. We’ve collected a few of the photos here:

And here’s a video taken aboard the ISS:

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