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Earth During A Total Eclipse Of The Sun

“What does the Earth look like during a total solar eclipse? It appears dark in the region where people see the eclipse, because that’s where the shadow of the Moon falls. The shadow spot actually shoots across the Earth at … Continue reading

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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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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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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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60 Phenomenal Cloud Formations

I have posted before about fluffy clouds, and the 10 major types of clouds that one can regularly see. There are, however, many more rarer cloud formations. Over at the Matador Network, they have compiled a wonderful list of 60 … Continue reading

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Fluffy Clouds

Weather affects every single person on the planet, whether they like it or not. Despite that, it’s incredibly tough for anyone to name the different types of clouds, even though it really shouldn’t be. First up, a definition of a cloud, from … Continue reading

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