UNDATED (CNN ) -- Hurricane Isaac is barreling toward the Gulf Coast, on track for a night-time landfall, probably in Louisiana or Mississippi.
This is a view of Isaac from space. The International Space Station flew over the storm today and recorded these images. The familiar swirling shape of a hurricane is clearly visible as the storm comes into view.
The National Hurricane Center reported the storm's maximum sustained winds at 75 miles per hour as of Tuesday afternoon. That's just strong enough to give it hurricane status.
Forecasters expect Isaac to gain strength before it makes landfall. If the hurricane doesn't reach land until after midnight, it will hit on the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.