Tag: phenomena

Nov 18, 2014

Huge Fiery Flash in the Sky Seen in Russia

Huge Fiery Flash in the Sky Seen in Russia

Residents in the Sverdlovsk region of Russia witnessed a huge fiery flash in the sky on 14 November 2014 around 6:39 pm local time. Thankfully the prevalence of dash cams meant there was plenty of amateur footage to capture the event. I’ve included a second video below for another view of the fiery phenomenon.…

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Nov 10, 2014

Picture of the Day: Snow-Covered Ski Lift in Sweden

Picture of the Day: Snow-Covered Ski Lift in Sweden

Photograph by Anders Carlsson In this fantastic capture we see a snow-covered ski lift at the top of Åreskutan in central Sweden. Åreskutan is a 1,420 metres (4,660 ft)-high mountain at Åre in Jämtland, Sweden. It is one of the better-known mountains in Sweden and the mountain massif features the largest ski resort area…

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Nov 6, 2014

Astronauts Put GoPro Inside Water Bubble and Film the Results

Astronauts Put GoPro Inside Water Bubble and Film the Results

During Expedition 40 in the summer of 2014, NASA astronauts Steve Swanson and Reid Wiseman — along with European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst — explored the phenomenon of water surface tension in microgravity on the International Space Station. The crew “submerged” a sealed GoPro camera into a floating ball of water the size…

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Nov 3, 2014

Picture of the Day: Volcanic Eruption from Above

Picture of the Day: Volcanic Eruption from Above

Photograph by NASA In this incredible aerial photograph by NASA, we see an overhead view of the Sarychev Peak Volcano erupting on June 12, 2009. Sarychev Peak is a stratovolcano covering almost the entirety of Matua Island in the Kuril Islands of Russia. It is a young, highly symmetrical stratovolcanic cone. During this particular…

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Nov 2, 2014

Timelapse Photographer Capturing the Milky Way Films Giant Fireball in the Sky

Timelapse Photographer Capturing the Milky Way Films Giant Fireball in the Sky

Photographer Wes Eisenhauer was filming a timelapse of the Milky Way Galaxy on the night of 16 October 2014 when he captured an incredible fireball in the sky. The phenomenon is referred to as a bolide which is a very bright meteor of an apparent magnitude of −14 or brighter.

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Oct 29, 2014

Picture of the Day: Square Roots

Picture of the Day: Square Roots

Photograph by question_ev3rything on reddit Spotted in Guangzhou, China is this resilient tree, whose roots have grown in and around the surrounding sidewalk blocks. The photo was taken by reddit user question_ev3rything who posted the image to the mildlyinteresting subreddit. via question_ev3rything on reddit

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Oct 26, 2014

Picture of the Day: Oklahoma Supercell

Picture of the Day: Oklahoma Supercell

Photograph by Minerva Studio Seen here is an intimidating storm cloud near Panhandle, Oklahoma. The imposing cloud’s grandeur is enhanced by the broad expanse of flat land, the so-called ‘Great Plains‘ region of the United States. Most of Oklahoma lies in an area known as Tornado Alley, characterized by frequent interaction between cold and…

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