Tag: phenomena

Feb 13, 2013

Picture of the Day: Trippy Ice Effect After Flood

Picture of the Day: Trippy Ice Effect After Flood

TRIPPY ICE EFFECT AFTER FLOOD Photograph by Willyyz on Reddit This interesting capture by Redditor Willyyz shows the after-effects of a flood that had passed through this forested area near Bishop’s University in Lennoxville, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. At first I thought it may have been a reflection but then realized it was…

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Jan 26, 2013

Picture of the Day: Aurora Over Whitehorse

Picture of the Day: Aurora Over Whitehorse

AURORA OVER WHITEHORSE Photograph by David Cartier Sr On August 31, 2012 a long filament of solar material that had been hovering in the sun’s atmosphere, the corona, erupted out into space at 4:36 p.m. EDT. The coronal mass ejection, or CME, traveled at over 900 miles per second. The CME did…

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Jan 15, 2013

15 Ominous Photos of Dust Storms

15 Ominous Photos of Dust Storms

A haboob is a type of intense dust storm carried on an atmospheric gravity current. Haboobs occur regularly in arid regions throughout the world. They have been observed in the Sahara desert (typically Sudan, where they were named and described), as well as across the Arabian Peninsula, throughout Kuwait, and in the most arid…

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Jan 14, 2013

The Glass Beach in California

The Glass Beach in California

Photograph by Jef Poskanzer In MacKerricher State Park, near the city of Fort Bragg in northern California, you will find a beach littered with glass. Over decades of crashing waves the glass has been smoothed and rounded, transforming the shoreline into a colourful palette of pebble-like glass and sand. Photograph by Molly (teeping…

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Jan 3, 2013

Strange Double Helix Cloud Spotted in Russia

Strange Double Helix Cloud Spotted in Russia

Photograph by Mutant @ netall.ru On December 24, 2012, a strange double helix cloud was spotted just outside Moscow, Russia. A series of amateur photographs were submitted to a Russian site called netall.ru (scroll down to Dec. 24) on the morning of the occurrence. While it is not entirely known what caused such a…

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Jan 1, 2013

Picture of the Day: Diamond in the Sky

Picture of the Day: Diamond in the Sky

DIAMOND IN THE SKY Photograph by Alex Cherney | Prints Available On November 14, 2012, a total solar eclipse was experienced on Ellis beach between Cairns and Port Douglas in Queensland, Australia. Right before the eclipse, photographer Alex Cherney took this beautiful capture of the last direct rays of sunlight which produced…

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Dec 27, 2012

Picture of the Day: Behind a Frozen Waterfall

Picture of the Day: Behind a Frozen Waterfall

BEHIND A FROZEN WATERFALL Photograph by Matt Sepeta Located in Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnehaha Falls can be found near the entrance to Minnehaha Park, a 193-acre park divided into two main portions: an upper section above the falls which is kept trimmed and maintained like many other city parks, and the lower section…

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