Above is a NASA GOES-13 satellite image of Hurricane Sandy captured at 1:45 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on October 28. On its Instagram image stream, NASA Goddard said about a similar image captured at 9:02am EDT (below), “The latest full disk image of Earth puts Hurricane Sandy into perspective…it’s massive.”
NASA also notes how a line of clouds can been seen from a continental weather system running south to north along the Appalachian Mountains, coming from the west to engage with the offshore hurricane. At the time this image was captured, Sandy had sustained winds of 75 miles per hour (120 kilometers) and was 575 miles (930 kilometers) south of New York City.
Below is video animation of Hurricane Sandy images as a Category 1 hurricane, again from October 28. Ominously, according to the National Hurricane center the video shows Sandy beginning to draw more energy from a cold front to become a massive storm covering a large area of the Eastern United States.