A satellite image of Hurricane Michael has taken the terrifying shape of a skull as it roars closer to Florida as a fierce Category 4 storm.
The sinister-looking skull appeared briefly on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite images on Tuesday as the hurricane moved closer to the Florida Panhandle.
The image appeared to show a gray skull with a single, fierce red eye.
It was taken with an infrared camera lens and shows the skull surrounded by a sea of red and green.
A similar thing happened with Hurricane Matthew in 2016, Accuweather reports.
Michael roared nearer to the Florida Panhandle as a still-growing Category 4 hurricane on Wednesday, lashing wind and rain and pushing a storm surge onto white-sand beaches and coastal communities hours before making landfall.
The unexpected brute quickly sprang from a weekend tropical depression and grew swiftly into what could be one of the Panhandle’s worst hurricanes in history, with destructive wind, up to a foot of rain and a life-threatening storm surge of up to 13 feet.
Top sustained winds were reported to be near 140 mph at 5am.
Michael’s eye was about 140 miles from Panama City and 130 miles from Apalachicola, but moving relatively fast at 13 mph.