Astronauts on the International Space Station have tweeted photos of Super Typhoon Neoguri. European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst marvelled that he couldn't capture the entire storm system even using a fisheye lens. "I have never seen anything like this," he exclaimed. "It is enormous. Watch out, Japan!"

He also tweeted a picture of the storm's eye, saying: "Scary. The sunlight is far from reaching down the abyss of Neoguri's 65 km-wide eye."

American astronaut Reid Wiseman said the typhoon "takes up our entire view. Wow."

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European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst tweeted this photo from the space station, saying: "It is ENORMOUS. Watch out, Japan!"ESA/NASA
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Alexander Gerst captioned his photo: "Scary. The sunlight is far from reaching down the abyss of Neoguri's 65 km-wide eye"@astro_alex
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Alexander Gerst tweeted this photo, saying: "The #SuperTyphoonNeoguri did not even fit in our fisheye lens view"@astro_alex
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American astronaut Reid Wiseman tweeted this photo, saying: "Typhoon Neoguri nearing Japan. Takes up our entire view. Wow"@astro_reid

Neoguri has hit the southern Japanese islands of Okinawa, causing waves up to 14m (46ft) high. Forecasts show the storm tracking toward Kyushu and then across Japan's main island of Honshu.

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A wooden house brought down by strong winds caused by Typhoon Neoguri is seen in Naha, on Japan's southern island of OkinawaReuters
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A roadside tree, which collapsed due to strong winds caused by Typhoon Neoguri, is seen in Naha, the island of Okinawa, south of JapanReuters