Pic: Astronaut Reid Wiseman snaps incredible shot of super typhoon over Japan 5 years ago

Pic: Astronaut Reid Wiseman snaps incredible shot of super typhoon over Japan

Super Typhoon Vongfong is currently making its way towards Japan and US astronaut Reid Wiseman recently passed over it in the International Space Station…

While he was up there, Wiseman made sure to take a snap of the typhoon and it shows us just how big Super Typhoon Vongfong really is – especially as the eye of the storm can be very clearly seen in the picture.

The Weather Channel reports that Vongfong’s ‘[M]aximum sustained winds had tailed off a tad, but were still an estimated 155 mph, the equivalent of a Category 4 hurricane…’

Vongfong is expected to weaken a tad as it moves north towards Japan and the smaller islands, and will lose its super typhoon status (150 mph or greater max sustained winds). Even still, it looks like Japan is will be hit by the massive storm sometime on Saturday night/Sunday morning.

On a slightly lighter note, Wiseman has also tweeted out some pretty interesting Vines as of late. If you’re not following him on Twitter, make sure to do so now