A stunning new image from Nasa has revealed what a monster storm on Saturn looks like.

NASA’s Cassini probe has be orbiting Saturn and took the spectacular storm photos from the ringed planet’s north pole on Tuesday.

Amazingly, the photos bear a resemblance to satellite images of the recent Hurricane Sandy which devastated the east coast of America.

The camera was pointing toward Saturn from approximately 361,488 kilometers away, said NASA, which is roughly the distance from the earth to the moon.

Nasa also indicated Cassini had seen storms circling Saturn's north pole in the past, but only in infrared wavelengths because the north pole was in darkness.

"Cassini's recent excursion into inclined orbits has given mission scientists a vertigo-inducing view of Saturn's polar regions, and what to our wondering eyes has just appeared: roiling storm clouds and a swirling vortex at the center of Saturn's famed northern polar hexagon," Cassini scientists wrote in an online update.

"Eight and a half years into our history-making expedition around the ringed planet and we are still astounded by the seemingly endless parade of new planetary phenomena.”

This image of Saturn's norther pole from NASA's Cassini mission was taken with Cassini's narrow-angle camera. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

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