Natural phenomena

Aurora over Maine


The most dramatic effects of the impacting plasma clouds, from active sunspots are auroras. Earlier this month active sunspot region 2158 rotated into view and unleashed a series of flares and plasma ejections into the Solar System.   Image © Jeremy P. Gray

By |September 18, 2014|Categories: Natural phenomena

The Science of Sunglint


At satellite imagery or astronaut photography, you have probably noticed bright patches of sunlight that can make certain bodies of water gleam with unusual color.

By |September 16, 2014|Categories: Natural phenomena

Good morning from #space

Good morning from ISS

Good morning from #space! US Astronaut Reid Wiseman tweets stunning pictures of sunrise from the Space Station.   Take a look at some of his beautiful pictures…

By |September 14, 2014|Categories: Natural phenomena, Space

Ozone Layer on Track to Recovery

Ozone Layer

Ozone Layer over Antarctica on track to recovery, thanks to concerted international action against ozone! A success story that should encourage action on climate.     Image © NASA/Ozone Hole Watch

By |September 12, 2014|Categories: Natural phenomena, Technology news

Airglow wavelets over Tibet


Airglow, following a giant thunderstorm over Bangladesh in late April. Giant circular wavelets of glowing air over Tibet, China.   Image © Jeff Dai

By |September 11, 2014|Categories: Natural phenomena

California timelapse


A four minutes video timelapse with the most visually stunning places of California. Filmed over four years from Hal Bergman, from coastline to mountains to deserts, from cities to agriculture to national parks.   Watch the amazing video…

By |September 10, 2014|Categories: Natural phenomena

British Wildlife Photography Awards 2014 Winners

winning picture- The Tourist

The British Wildlife Photography Awards winners have been announced. The Awards celebrate both the work of amateur and professional photographers and the beauty and diversity of British wildlife.   The winning picture ‘The Tourist’, is by Lee Acaster, for his image of a Greylag Goose in London.

By |September 7, 2014|Categories: Animals, Natural phenomena

Explorer Dives into an Active Volcano

Diving into an Active Volcano

Two explorers, Sam Cossman and George Kourounis guided by volcanic pioneers Geoff Mackely and Brad Ambrose, become among the first to step foot inside the worlds most dangerous and inaccessible volcano, Marum Crater.   Watch the video…

By |September 6, 2014|Categories: Natural phenomena

Arcus Cloud Kansas City

Arcus Cloud

An Arcus cloud time-lapse, rolling on top of the buildings of Kansas City.   Watch the video…

By |September 6, 2014|Categories: Natural phenomena

Southern Italy from ISS

Italy from ISS

Southern Italy from International Space Station (ISS), by Expedition 40 astronaut Reid Wiseman.

By |September 5, 2014|Categories: Natural phenomena
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