Tag: rare

Dec 24, 2013

Picture of the Day: Aurora Borealis – Christmas Edition

Picture of the Day: Aurora Borealis – Christmas Edition

AURORA BOREALIS – CHRISTMAS EDITION Photograph by Frank Olsen Seen here is a rare red aurora beautifully complementing the green band of colour below. The image was taken at Hakoya island, just outside of Tromsoe, Norway on October 25th, 2011 by photographer Frank Olsen. An aurora is a natural light display in…

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Dec 14, 2013

Snow Falls in Cairo for the First Time in 112 Years

Snow Falls in Cairo for the First Time in 112 Years

For the first time in 112 years it is snowing in Cairo, the capital city of Egypt. In a city that averages less than an inch (25.4 mm) of rain in a year, precipitation in any form is quite rare. The entire Middle East region is experiencing record snowfalls, the likes that have not…

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Dec 3, 2013

Every 10 Years a River of Fog Fills the Grand Canyon

Every 10 Years a River of Fog Fills the Grand Canyon

On the last weekend of November 2013, a rare weather phenomenon occurred at the Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA. In an event that only happens approximately every 10 years, the entire canyon was filled with fog. To heighten the scene, the skies above were clear and cloudless. The phenomenon is known as ‘temperature inversion’…

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Dec 1, 2013

Picture of the Day: Mammatus Clouds

Picture of the Day: Mammatus Clouds

MAMMATUS CLOUDS Photograph by MICHEL FILION Website | Flickr | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ In this fantastic capture by Michel Filion, we see rare mamatus clouds during a storm in Quebec, Canada. The photo was taken from the back of the photographer’s house. Mammatus, also known as mammatocumulus (meaning “mammary cloud”…

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Nov 18, 2013

Picture of the Day: Texas Roll Cloud

Picture of the Day: Texas Roll Cloud

TEXAS ROLL CLOUD Photograph by KENNETH COLE SCHNEIDER Rosyfinch Ramblings Blog | Flickr | Google+ Spotted on November 4, 2013 (7:30 am local time) in Canyon, Texas, was this amazing roll cloud on the northern horizon. The cloud was photographed by Kenneth Cole Schneider who was en route to Alburquerque when he…

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Sep 18, 2013

Picture of the Day: An Albino Humpback Whale

Picture of the Day: An Albino Humpback Whale

AN ALBINO HUMPBACK WHALE Photograph by JENNY DEAN | Prints available In this rare capture by Jenny Dean, we see an albino Humpback whale, strongly believed to be Migaloo, the only documented white humpback whale in the world. According to the Courier-Mail, Migaloo was spotted outside the North Barnard Islands near Innisfail,…

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Aug 1, 2013

Picture of the Day: Roll Cloud Over Calgary

Picture of the Day: Roll Cloud Over Calgary

ROLL CLOUD OVER CALGARY Photograph by Gry Elise Nyland In this tremendous capture by Gry Elise Nyland, we see an amazing roll cloud over Calgary, Alberta, Canada on the morning of June 18, 2013. According to the NOAA’s National Weather Service: “A roll cloud is a low, horizontal tube-shaped arcus cloud associated…

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