Tag: phenomena

Oct 11, 2014

This Tree Grew Through a Speed Limit Sign

This Tree Grew Through a Speed Limit Sign

Reddit user Swingguitars was visiting his wife’s grandparents when he noticed this resilient tree growing straight through a speed limit sign. The tree was spotted in the retirement community of Barefoot Bay in Florida. [via Swingguitars on reddit] Photograph by Swingguitars on reddit Photograph by Swingguitars on reddit Photograph by Swingguitars…

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Oct 8, 2014

5 Brilliant Captures of the October 8 ‘Blood Moon’

5 Brilliant Captures of the October 8 ‘Blood Moon’

On the morning of October 8 the full moon took on an eerie reddish hue that people have dubbed the ‘Blood Moon’. According to Space.com: “The total lunar eclipse of Oct. 8 was visible to observers in North America, western South America, parts of East Asia, Australia and other parts of the Pacific, weather…

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Oct 6, 2014

Spider Appears to Use Hanging Rock to Anchor Web from Ceiling

Spider Appears to Use Hanging Rock to Anchor Web from Ceiling

Reddit user reverseloop observed a spider’s web that appears to be anchored from the ceiling by a rock. While the fascinating discovery implies some kind of basic form of tool use, it’s unclear exactly how this occurred since he did not personally witness the web-building process. For example, it’s possible that the rock was…

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Oct 4, 2014

Eruption at Bardabunga. GoPro Melts but SD Card is Saved

Eruption at Bardabunga. GoPro Melts but SD Card is Saved

DJI’s Eric Cheng flew two Phantom quadcopters to capture a recent eruption at Iceland’s Bardabunga Volcano. Cheng got so close that the GoPro’s casing melted but the SD card was salvaged and the amazing footage captured can be seen above. For a longer version with narration by Eric and the journey to get to…

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Sep 23, 2014

This Timelapse of Clouds Looks Like Rolling Ocean Waves in the Sky

This Timelapse of Clouds Looks Like Rolling Ocean Waves in the Sky

In this remarkable timelapse by Alex Schueth, we see Undulatus asperatus clouds rolling through Lincoln, Nebraska on July 7, 2014. The clouds look like rolling ocean waves in the sky and the effect is greatly enhanced when viewed as a timelapse. Be sure to change the video quality to glorious 4K if possible! For…

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Sep 22, 2014

Picture of the Day: Basketball Eclipse of the Sun

Picture of the Day: Basketball Eclipse of the Sun

Photograph by MDPPatrick on reddit Reddit user MDPPatrick took this perfectly timed photo of his brother shooting a basketball and creating an eclipse of the sun at the same time. For those curious, the photo was taken on a Galaxy S4 using the ‘Sports’ mode which takes pictures of fast movement. The photo, which…

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Sep 19, 2014

This is What Aurora Borealis Looks Like in Real-Time

This is What Aurora Borealis Looks Like in Real-Time

This is not a time-lapse. Photographer Kwon O Chul shows what aurora borealis looks like in real-time in this jaw-dropping video filmed in Yellowknife, Canada. What an incredible phenomenon to experience in-person. Video was shot on a Nikon D4, at ISO 6400, 24mm f/1.4G lens at f/2.0 or f/1.4. An aurora (astralis in the…

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Sep 18, 2014

So the Pipes Underneath this Basketball Court Just Burst

So the Pipes Underneath this Basketball Court Just Burst

Reddit user longjohnsilvaa posted the above photo yesterday with the caption: “This is what happens to a basketball court when the pipes burst”. The photo reached the top spot on the front page yesterday and has already been viewed a staggering 3.2 million times. Unfortunately he didn’t specify the exact location of the gym…

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Sep 8, 2014

Man Descends 1200 ft Into Active Volcano to Experience Lava Lake Up Close

Man Descends 1200 ft Into Active Volcano to Experience Lava Lake Up Close

Sam Cossman and George Kourounis guided by volcanic pioneers Geoff Mackely and Brad Ambrose become among the first explorers to step foot inside one of the worlds most dangerous and inaccessible volcanoes, Marum Crater. More people have visited the moon than the fiery bottom of this spectacular and deadly place. Ambrym is a volcanic…

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Sep 7, 2014

Picture of the Day: A Layer of Ice Off a Leaf

Picture of the Day: A Layer of Ice Off a Leaf

Photograph by SearonTrejorek on reddit After a day of freezing rain, reddit user SearonTrejorek peeled a perfect layer of ice off a Magnolia tree’s leaf. The photo was taken a couple of winters ago at Hardin Gardens on the campus of Winthrop University in South Carolina. In the comments he says it took a…

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