Watch Hurricane Sandy, minute-by-minute, approach the New Jersey coast

Sandy is a mammoth storm, and perhaps no better way to grasp its size and strength by looking at a satellite image.

NASA had their GOES-14 weather satellite go into "super rapid scan" mode where it took a photograph every minute between 6 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Monday.

"The changing angles of sunlight highlight the motions and different structures in the clouds," The NASA Earth Observatory wrote on their YouTube page: