For millions of people digging out from nearly three feet of snow, the massive snowstorm that walloped New England on Tuesday wasn't exactly pretty. But, from 248 miles above, the storm looked gorgeous.
Terry Virts, an American astronaut aboard the International Space Station, captured a stunning nighttime image of the blizzard and posted it to Twitter.
It wasn't the only bird's-eye view of the blizzard to surface. Several satellite images released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration showed the storm as it moved up the East Coast.
Suomi NPP captures blizzard near peak intensity as it moves over New York and Boston regions at 1:45 am EST, Jan. 27. pic.twitter.com/LljU04mFuY— NOAA Satellites (@NOAASatellites) January 27, 2015
Tremendous large scale ascent ahead of upper trough (blue area). Deep low pressure will develop rapidly here: http://t.co/kkssSGDOzY— Jim Cantore (@JimCantore) January 26, 2015