Tag: phenomena

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 24, 2013

Picture of the Day: Aurora Astralis from Space

Picture of the Day: Aurora Astralis from Space

AURORA ASTRALIS FROM SPACE Photograph by NASA/JSC/Joe Acaba The Expedition 32 crew onboard the International Space Station, flying an altitude of approximately 240 miles (386 km), recorded a series of images of Aurora Australis, also known as the Southern Lights, on July 15, 2012. NASA astronaut Joe Acaba, flight engineer, recorded the…

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Mar 3, 2013

Picture of the Day: Moon Beam

Picture of the Day: Moon Beam

MOON BEAM Photograph by Steve Nilsen In this creative shot, photographer Steve Nilsen shines his flashlight towards the moon as a beautiful halo is also seen encircling the moon. This phenomenon is known as a ‘moon ring’ or ‘winter halo’. It forms as light is refracted in millions of randomly oriented hexagonal…

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Feb 25, 2013

12 Examples of Frost Shadows

12 Examples of Frost Shadows

For those that live in colder climates where snow is an annual occurrence (Toronto, Canada myself), frost shadows are a fairly common sighting. But for our readers in warmer temperatures who perhaps never get to experience the joy (and pain) of a snowy winter, you may have never witnessed this phenomena. Recent posts on…

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Feb 17, 2013

Picture of the Day: Casting an Upward Shadow

Picture of the Day: Casting an Upward Shadow

CASTING AN UPWARD SHADOW Photograph by PCloadletter26 on Reddit In this beautiful sunrise we see the shadow of Mt. Rainier being cast upward to the sky and clouds above. The photograph was taken by Redditor PCloadletter26 who says it was the last sunrise of 2012. The view is from Tacoma, Washington USA.…

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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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