Tag: phenomena

Apr 15, 2015

Guy Captures Crazy Close-Up Footage After Getting Caught in Tornado’s Path

Guy Captures Crazy Close-Up Footage After Getting Caught in Tornado’s Path

On 9 April 2015 a powerful EF-4 tornado barrelled through northern Illinois. Sam Smith, a businessman from North Carolina, was travelling from Minnesota to Indianapolis when he got caught in the tornado’s path. Smith says he had never experienced this type of weather so wasn’t sure what the safest course of action was. He…

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Mar 20, 2015

Picture of the Day: Solar Eclipse at the Isle of Skye

Picture of the Day: Solar Eclipse at the Isle of Skye

© Rutger Pauw / Red Bull Content Pool Danny MacAskill performs during the solar eclipse at the Quirrang on the Isle of Skye, Scotland on March 20th 2015. The photograph, which sees Danny appear in mid-air in front of the eclipse, was created by friend and photographer Rutger Pauw who came up with the…

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Feb 26, 2015

Picture of the Day: Aurora Borealis, Bear Lake, Alaska

Picture of the Day: Aurora Borealis, Bear Lake, Alaska

United States Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Strang In this beautiful capture we see Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, above Bear Lake, Alaska. The photo was taken by United States Air Force Senior Airman Joshua Strang, and was awarded first place in the Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year 2006. An aurora…

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Feb 19, 2015

Picture of the Day: Ice Grill

Picture of the Day: Ice Grill

Photograph via WITN How wild is this? A viewer sent this picture to WITN of a perfect ice imprint of the front of a Jeep Cherokee. The ice remained after the car had driven away from the visitor’s parking lot at the Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, North Carolina. The flawless ice mould of…

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Feb 18, 2015

Looping Gifs of Supercell Thunderstorms

Looping Gifs of Supercell Thunderstorms

Mike Hollingshead of Extreme Instability has released an amazing series of 17 HD looping storm gifs at an amazing 1920×1080 resolution. You can check out the full gallery here but be warned, some of the gifs may take a moment to load, with some as large as 20-30 MB. Hollingshead has a tutorial on…

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Jan 19, 2015

What Happens When You Blow Soap Bubbles in Freezing Cold Weather

What Happens When You Blow Soap Bubbles in Freezing Cold Weather

If you blow soap bubbles in freezing cold weather, amazing crystals of ice form on their surface (actually in the middle as the water is between two thin layers of soapy film); starting at the bottom and expanding upwards until the entire bubble is covered. Each bubble and pattern created is unique making for…

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Jan 14, 2015

Extremely Close-Up Footage of Lava Spilling Into Water

Extremely Close-Up Footage of Lava Spilling Into Water

In this amazing footage, Kawika Singson uses his GoPro (hopefully on a very long pole) to get up close and personal with lava spilling into the ocean water. The video was captured off the coast of Hawaii.

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