This amazing photo from space shows the sheer enormity of super typhoon Soudelor

Super typhoon Soudelor – the most powerful storm in the world this year – is expected to hit land over the weekend, with Japan, Taiwan and China predicted to cop the full force of its category 5 effects.

Since it developed on Tuesday, a number of images of the storm cell have been shared on the internet.

This one from astronaut Scott Kelly is the most insane we’ve seen so far. Kelly took the photo from the International Space Station, and all he’s got to say is: “It’s a monster”.

Now read: Super typhoon ‘Soudelor’ is the world’s most powerful storm this year.

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