Tag: phenomena

Jun 1, 2013

Picture of the Day: Flyby Eclipse

Picture of the Day: Flyby Eclipse

FLYBY ECLIPSE Photograph by PHILLIP CALAIS In this perfectly timed capture by Phillip Calais, we see an airplane flying by a partial solar eclipse. Selected as NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day for May 13, Calais remarked: “It was just eight minutes after sunrise, last week, and already there were four things…

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May 28, 2013

12 Beautiful Examples of Guttation

12 Beautiful Examples of Guttation

Guttation is the exudation of drops of sap (xylem) on the tips or edges of leaves of some vascular plants, such as grasses. Guttation is not to be confused with dew, which condenses from the atmosphere onto the plant surface. At night, transpiration usually does not occur because most plants have their stomata (pores…

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May 27, 2013

Picture of the Day: Crimson Skies and Mammatus Clouds

Picture of the Day: Crimson Skies and Mammatus Clouds

Crimson Skies and Mammatus Clouds Photograph by beau-dog on Flickr In this amazing photo, we see crimson mammatus clouds over Citi Field in Queens, New York. The photograph of the intense storm was taken before the game on June 26, 2009 by Flickr user beau-dog. Citi Field is the home baseball park…

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May 20, 2013

Picture of the Day: Stripped by Lightning

Picture of the Day: Stripped by Lightning

STRIPPED BY LIGHTNING Photograph by Fidget08 on Reddit In this incredible sighting, we see a tree completely stripped of its bark after being struck by lightning. The photograph was taken by Redditor Fidget08 who says he noticed the tree on his way to work this morning. The photo was submitted a mere…

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May 7, 2013

50 Faces in Everyday Objects

50 Faces in Everyday Objects

Have you ever looked at an object or building and thought, “hey that kind of looks like a face!”? It’s actually a psychological phenomenon known as pareidolia. Pareidolia involves a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) being perceived as significant; it’s a form of apophenia (seeing meaningful patterns or connections in…

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Apr 8, 2013

Picture of the Day: Glacial Waterfalls

Picture of the Day: Glacial Waterfalls

GLACIAL WATERFALLS Photograph by KEENPRESS Photography | keenpress.com In this jaw-dropping photograph we see glacial waterfalls cascading into the sea. The photo was taken on or near Spitsbergen, the largest and only permanently populated island of the Svalbard archipelago in Norway. Svalbard represents the northernmost part of Norway, located about midway between…

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Apr 6, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Black Iceberg

Picture of the Day: The Black Iceberg

THE BLACK ICEBERG Photograph via Rundboll on Reddit In this rare sighting we see a black iceberg. According to the Canadian Encyclopedia: Most icebergs are white except along freshly calved ice cliffs, which tend to appear blue. Others may appear green, brown or black, or combinations of these colours. These icebergs have…

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