Tag: phenomena

Dec 18, 2015

Picture of the Day: Morning Frost Shadow

Picture of the Day: Morning Frost Shadow

The contrast is ‘cool’ to see :)

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Dec 17, 2015

Picture of the Day: Hole Punch Cloud, Austria

Picture of the Day: Hole Punch Cloud, Austria

The phenomenon occurs when part of a cloud’s water droplets freeze into ice crystals and fall below the cloud layer

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Dec 14, 2015

The Slow and Destructive Power of Lava Flows

The Slow and Destructive Power of Lava Flows

On June 27, 2014 a large lava flow broke out on the northeast side of Puu Oo and began to head east. Watch its destructive path in this in-depth video by the University of Hawaii’s Cheryl Gansecki and Ken Hon.

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Dec 9, 2015

Ancient Ginkgo Rains Gold at a Buddhist Temple in China

Ancient Ginkgo Rains Gold at a Buddhist Temple in China

A 1,400 year old Gingko biloba at the Gu Guanyin Buddhist Temple in China’s Zhongnan Mountains bathes the temple garden in a sea of gold.

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Dec 7, 2015

Picture of the Day: Frosted Spider Web

Picture of the Day: Frosted Spider Web

Sifter reader Deanna Hoyt sent us this lovely close-up of a frosted spider web that she spotted in Washington’s Normandy Park on Nov. 30, 2015

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Dec 4, 2015

Fog Rolls Over Cliff Like a Waterfall

Fog Rolls Over Cliff Like a Waterfall

While hiking the cliffs of Látrabjarg, Iceland, this guy came across an anomaly where it seems like the fog from the cliffs were flowing off the edge like a waterfall.

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Nov 30, 2015

Picture of the Day: Rare Hole Punch Cloud Spotted in Australia

Picture of the Day: Rare Hole Punch Cloud Spotted in Australia

The rare cloud phenomenon occurs when part of a cloud’s water droplets freeze into ice crystals and fall below the cloud layer.

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