Tag: phenomena

Mar 30, 2013

Picture of the Day: A Horizon Rainbow in Paris

Picture of the Day: A Horizon Rainbow in Paris

A Horizon Rainbow in Paris Photograph by Bertrand Kulik Have you ever seen a horizon rainbow before? This fascinating phenomenon was recently captured by photographer Bertrand Kulik in Paris, France. According to Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell of NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD): “What is pictured above is actually just…

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Mar 28, 2013

Picture of the Day: Kamchatka Ice Cave, Russia

Picture of the Day: Kamchatka Ice Cave, Russia

KAMCHATKA ICE CAVE, RUSSIA Photograph by Marc Szeglat @ vulkane.net In the incredible photo by Marc Szeglat (taken Sept. 12, 2012), we see a surreal-looking ice cave on the Kamchatka Peninsula of Russia. It was formed by a stream flowing from the hot springs associated with the Mutnovsky Volcano. This stream flows…

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Mar 26, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Tsunami Cloud

Picture of the Day: The Tsunami Cloud

THE TSUNAMI CLOUD Photograph by GARY BRINK (photofrenzy2000 on Flickr) This incredible photograph was taken by Gary Brink (1/800, ƒ/9, ISO 200, 135 mm) on May 29, 2011, at the Holland State Park in Michigan, USA. The incredible cloud formation formed on Lake Michigan just off the beach. In his Flickr description,…

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Mar 24, 2013

Picture of the Day: Aurora Astralis from Space

Picture of the Day: Aurora Astralis from Space

AURORA ASTRALIS FROM SPACE Photograph by NASA/JSC/Joe Acaba The Expedition 32 crew onboard the International Space Station, flying an altitude of approximately 240 miles (386 km), recorded a series of images of Aurora Australis, also known as the Southern Lights, on July 15, 2012. NASA astronaut Joe Acaba, flight engineer, recorded the…

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Mar 3, 2013

Picture of the Day: Moon Beam

Picture of the Day: Moon Beam

MOON BEAM Photograph by Steve Nilsen In this creative shot, photographer Steve Nilsen shines his flashlight towards the moon as a beautiful halo is also seen encircling the moon. This phenomenon is known as a ‘moon ring’ or ‘winter halo’. It forms as light is refracted in millions of randomly oriented hexagonal…

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Feb 25, 2013

12 Examples of Frost Shadows

12 Examples of Frost Shadows

For those that live in colder climates where snow is an annual occurrence (Toronto, Canada myself), frost shadows are a fairly common sighting. But for our readers in warmer temperatures who perhaps never get to experience the joy (and pain) of a snowy winter, you may have never witnessed this phenomena. Recent posts on…

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Feb 17, 2013

Picture of the Day: Casting an Upward Shadow

Picture of the Day: Casting an Upward Shadow

CASTING AN UPWARD SHADOW Photograph by PCloadletter26 on Reddit In this beautiful sunrise we see the shadow of Mt. Rainier being cast upward to the sky and clouds above. The photograph was taken by Redditor PCloadletter26 who says it was the last sunrise of 2012. The view is from Tacoma, Washington USA.…

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