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Aurora Over Clouds

“Auroras usually occur high above the clouds. The auroral glow is created when fast-moving particles ejected from the Sun impact the Earth’s magnetosphere, from which charged particles spiral along the Earth’s magnetic field to strike atoms and molecules high in … Continue reading

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2015 Perseids Meteor Shower

It’s that time of year again! The 2015 Perseid meteor shower will peak from tonight onwards. For more information on the Perseids, check out the following articles: BBC. The Guardian. Earth Sky. Despite it being near optimal conditions to view … Continue reading

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Solar Eclipse At 35,000 Feet

There are several amazing total solar eclipse pictures that have come to light during the past few days, but not many can compare to the above image, taken by Geoff Sims with the assistance of Glenn Schneider. Taken at 35,000 … Continue reading

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Stormscapes 2

“High plains storms are some of the most beautiful and wild in the world. I spent May – September 2014 photographing all types of severe weather in Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Colorado. This time lapse project is a … 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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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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