Tag: phenomena

Dec 23, 2014

This Beach Has a Natural Rock Barrier. When Ocean Waves Crash Things Get Awesome

This Beach Has a Natural Rock Barrier. When Ocean Waves Crash Things Get Awesome

Seen here is the amazing beach at Playa Puerto Nuevo in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. A large natural rock formation colloquially known as “La Peña” shelters the beach from the open seas. During rough marine conditions, huge waves from the North Atlantic Ocean smash against the rocky barrier, cascading down the rock face and…

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Dec 22, 2014

Picture of the Day: Wind Blown

Picture of the Day: Wind Blown

Photograph by NICK MATTLOCK Seen here is wind-blown rime ice found on a stretch of square wire fence running up the side of the Cheviot Hills in Northumberland, UK. According to the BBC, a spokesman said: “There has to be a strong wind, temperatures have to be between plus one Celsius and minus one…

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Dec 17, 2014

This is What the Grand Canyon Filled with Clouds Looks Like

This is What the Grand Canyon Filled with Clouds Looks Like

Photograph by National Park Service For the second year in a row, a rare phenomenon called a ‘temperature inversion’ filled the Grand Canyon with clouds. The weather occurrence is said to only happen roughly once every 10 years, yet it has happened twice in the span of a year; first occurring on 29 November…

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Dec 16, 2014

Picture of the Day: Mysterious Crater in Siberia

Picture of the Day: Mysterious Crater in Siberia

Photograph by Vladimir Pushkarev/Russian Centre of Arctic Exploration Scientists in northern Siberia’s Yamal Peninsula recently descended into a massive, newly formed crater. Vladimir Pushkarev, the leader of the new mission and director of the Russian Centre of Arctic Exploration, took probes and made measurements with his team in hopes determining the cause of the…

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Dec 10, 2014

Walking on a Frozen Lake with Extremely Clear Water

Walking on a Frozen Lake with Extremely Clear Water

Watch two hikers walk on a frozen mountain lake with extremely clear water somewhere in Slovakia’s High Tatras Mountains. The High Tatras are a mountain range along the border of northern Slovakia in the Prešov Region, and southern Poland in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship. The High Tatras features 17 peaks over 2,500 metres (8,200…

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Dec 10, 2014

Arctic Auroras in Ultra HD

Arctic Auroras in Ultra HD

“Two Lands – Greenland | Iceland” was shot over 10 days by Joe Capra (aka Scientifantastic). Joe spent 4 days shooting in Iceland and 6 days shooting in Greenland to capture aurora borealis in glorious 4K. Greenland locations include: Kangerlussuaq, Ilulissat, Ilimanaq, Ilulissat Ice Fjord, Russell Glacier, Greenland Icecap, and Disko Bay. Iceland locations…

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Dec 9, 2014

Picture of the Day: Bizarre Cloud with Razor Sharp Edges

Picture of the Day: Bizarre Cloud with Razor Sharp Edges

Photograph by ZormLeahcim on reddit Can’t say I’ve ever seen this before. Reddit user ZormLeahcim snapped this photo of a strange cloud with two very straight edges. The photo was taken on 29 November at 2:30 ET at Hanscom AFB in Bedford, Massachusetts. If anyone can explain this phenomenon please let us know in…

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