Image of enormous typhoon from space
Updated: Tuesday, July 8 2014, 11:51 AM EDT
A super typhoon is taking aim at the Okinawa Islands in Japan.
The video above shows a view of the typhoon from space.
The enormous storm system could reach category five strength by Tuesday. This means the typhoon could reach winds of up to 165 miles per hour and generating waves up to 40 feet high.
The storm could become one of the strongest to hit Japan in decades.