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A Supercell Storm Cloud Forming Over Wyoming

“How do supercell storm clouds form? Pictured above is a time-lapse video taken last Sunday detailing the formation of one such violent supercell in eastern Wyoming, USA. Starting as part of a large and dark thunderstorm complex, the supercell comes together along with a large rotating updraft … Continue reading

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Chasing Storms

Chasing storms is not something that is suited to everyone. However, for those that do, you can take some truly amazing photographs (Colossal). One such storm chaser is Mike Hollingshead, and his photographs are breathtaking. The way he manages to … Continue reading

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A Shore Of Infinity

A Shore of Infinity is a beautiful time lapse video by Tadas Janušonis. Tracing clouds, thunderstorms, and stars, the power and energy of nature is clearly visible. I also love the effect of seeing the sky reflected in the lake. … Continue reading

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Noctilucent Clouds And Aurora Over Scotland

“Why would the sky still glow after sunset? Besides stars and the band of our Milky Way galaxy, the sky might glow because it contains either noctilucent clouds or aurora. Rare individually, both are visible in the above time lapse … Continue reading

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A History Of The Sky

“Each panel shows one day. With 360 movie panels, the sky over (almost) an entire year is shown in time lapse format as recorded by a video camera on the roof of the Exploratorium museum in San Francisco, California. The camera recorded an image every 10 … Continue reading

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Clouds & Supercells

“Is that a cloud or an alien spaceship? It’s an unusual and sometimes dangerous type of thunderstorm cloud called a supercell. Supercells may spawn damaging tornados, hail, downbursts of air, or drenching rain. Or they may just look impressive. A supercell harbours a mesocyclone — a rising column of air surrounded by … Continue reading

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The Chemistry of Snowflakes

“The video tracks formation of snowflakes from their origins in bits of dust in clouds that become droplets of water falling to Earth. When the droplets cool, six crystal faces form because water molecules bond in hexagonal networks when they … Continue reading

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Island In The Sky

Island in the Sky is an amazingly beautiful time lapse video. Shot and created by Christoph Malin over the course of 1.5 years, this powerful yet serene video truly captures the beauty of the volcano island of La Palma. I posted … Continue reading

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London Heathrow Approach Time Lapse

This surprising and beautiful video shows just how close aeroplanes are to each other when they come in for landing at London Heathrow. The use of time lapse makes the planes appear like toys, bobbing in the wind, with the … Continue reading

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Dynamic Earth

From coronal mass ejections to Earth’s magnetosphere, this NASA animation details how our climate is formed. “Watch as this NASA animation shows the sun blasting out a giant explosion of magnetic energy called a coronal mass ejection and the Earth … Continue reading

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