Tag: clouds

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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Apr 16, 2013

Picture of the Day: Atop Earth’s Atmosphere

Picture of the Day: Atop Earth's Atmosphere

ATOP EARTH’S ATMOSPHERE Photograph by NASA Earth Observatory In this breathtaking photograph we see the crescent moon through the top of Earth’s atmosphere. The image was taken above 21.5°N, 113.3°E by International Space Station crew Expedition 13 on July 20, 2006 over the South China Sea, just south of Macau. The atmosphere…

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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 16, 2013

Above the Clouds with Jakob Wagner

Above the Clouds with Jakob Wagner

Jakob Wagner is a photographer from Herdecke, Germany. After completing a three-year apprenticeship, Jakob has been living in Dusseldorf as a freelance photographer, image editor and photo assistant. When he’s not on assignment, he devotes much of his time and passion to his personal photography projects that will eventually culminate in future books and…

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Feb 5, 2013

Picture of the Day: Cloud City, Dubai

Picture of the Day: Cloud City, Dubai

CLOUD CITY, DUBAI Photograph by Sebastian Opitz | AblazeWithLight.com Photographer Sebastian Opitz took this amazing cityscape of Dubai from the 85th floor of the Princess Tower just as a heavy fog began to roll in. The Princess Tower, located in the Marina district of Dubai, UAE, is the world’s tallest residential building…

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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 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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Dec 18, 2012

Indoor Clouds by Berndnaut Smilde

Indoor Clouds by Berndnaut Smilde

Berndnaut Smilde is a Dutch artist living and working in Amsterdam. Born in Groningen in 1978, Smilde received his BFA at Minverva Academy and his Masters in Fine Art from the Frank Mohr Institute. In his Nimbus clouds series, Smilde creates actual clouds, typically inside empty gallery spaces, and then photographs the results. The…

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Oct 19, 2012

Picture of the Day: A Cloud Illuminated By Lightning

Picture of the Day: A Cloud Illuminated By Lightning

A CLOUD ILLUMINATED BY LIGHTNING Photograph by Mike Jones (mrjones131 on Flickr) While on a diving trip in the Grand Cayman Islands this past September, photographer Mike Jones captured this incredible lightning storm illuminating a storm cloud. Featured last week in The Telegraph’s ‘Pictures of the Day‘ gallery, Jones explained: “I…

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Oct 12, 2012

Picture of the Day: The Highest of All Clouds

Picture of the Day: The Highest of All Clouds

THE HIGHEST OF ALL CLOUDS Photograph by Kelly Speelman/National Science Federation In this photo by Kelly Speelman of the National Science Federation, we see Nacreous clouds observed on January 6, 2011. These polar stratospheric clouds at 80,000 feet (24,384 m) are the highest of all clouds. They only occur in the…

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