While on the ground Hurricane Sandy was lashing windows with rain, toppling trees and flooding the New York City subway; from space it looked awfully serene.
In this video from NASA taken from the International Space Station, the "Frankenstorm" that was Hurricane Sandy dominates almost the entire visible globe. While the movement of the space station hides the movement of the storm, you can almost see the clouds swirling, if only in your mind's eye.
Looking at such a disaster in this way to makes a very different impression from the ground-based photos. It's cliché to look at the power of nature, but it's hard not to reach for it at a time like this. via NASA