Tag: phenomena

Aug 14, 2014

Picture of the Day: Cumulonimbus Cloud over Africa

Picture of the Day: Cumulonimbus Cloud over Africa

Photograph by NASA [NASA April 21, 2010] Perhaps the most impressive of cloud formations, cumulonimbus (from the Latin for “pile” and “rain cloud”) clouds form due to vigorous convection (rising and overturning) of warm, moist, and unstable air. Surface air is warmed by the Sun-heated ground surface and rises; if sufficient atmospheric moisture is…

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Aug 11, 2014

Picture of the Day: Valley Fog in Lower Austria

Picture of the Day: Valley Fog in Lower Austria

Photograph by Uoaei1 on Wikimedia Commons Seen here is a dramatic view from Blassenstein mountain near Scheibbs (Lower Austria) to the west, with fog over Erlauf valley and Danube. The photo was uploaded to Wikimedia Commons by Uaei1. You can see the full size 5958 x 2979 pixel panoaramic here. via Uoaei1 on…

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Aug 7, 2014

Picture of the Day: Snow Covered Lamp on Mount Washington

Picture of the Day: Snow Covered Lamp on Mount Washington

Photograph by MOUNT WASHINGTON OBSERVATORY Website | Facebook | Prints available Seen here is a snow light at the summit of Mount Washington covered in a wavy pattern of rime ice. The photo was taken at sunrise and shows the incredible patterns the icy winds are capable of creating. Mount Washington is the highest…

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Jul 26, 2014

Picture of the Day: Crystal Clear Canoeing

Picture of the Day: Crystal Clear Canoeing

Photograph by Cristian Perrella In this fantastic GoPro capture by Cristian Perrella, we see the crystal clear Lago del Matese in Caserta in the south of Italy. What a beautiful landscape to canoe through! The image was selected as GoPro’s photo of the day earlier this year. Lago del Matese can be seen on…

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Jul 22, 2014

Picture of the Day: A Submerged Park in Austria

Picture of the Day: A Submerged Park in Austria

Photograph by Martinstr on Pixabay Grüner See (Green Lake) is a lake in Styria, Austria in a village named Tragöß. The lake is surrounded by the Hochschwab mountains and forests. The name “Green Lake” originated because of its emerald-green water which comes from the snowmelt from the karst mountains. During the winter, the lake…

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Jul 21, 2014

Picture of the Day: Blue Hour at the Bridge

Picture of the Day: Blue Hour at the Bridge

Photograph by FRANK SCHULENBURG Website | Flickr | Twitter In this beautiful sunrise capture, we see a river fog filling San Francisco Bay as parts of the Golden Gate Bridge peak out above the fog. The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate strait, the mile-wide, three-mile-long channel between San…

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Jul 18, 2014

Picture of the Day: Storm Cloud Looks Like Ocean Waves

Picture of the Day: Storm Cloud Looks Like Ocean Waves

Photograph by jebleez on reddit During a recent storm in North Lincoln, Nebraska, reddit user jebleez captured this incredible photo that shows a storm cloud that looks eerily similar to rolling ocean waves. The photo was posted 11 days ago to reddit where it reached the top spot on the front page and has…

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