August 23, 2012
Rains that are almost biblical, heat waves that don’t end, tornadoes that strike in savage swarms—there’s been a change in the weather lately. What’s going on?
The biggest dust storm in living memory rolls into Phoenix on July 5, 2011, reducing visibility to zero. Desert thunderstorms kicked up the mile-high wall of dust and sand. Image © Daniel Bryant/National Geographic
March 7, 2011
I took this picture from the popular view in Reine, Lofoten. I saw the weather changing from the kitchen window, so I grabbed the camera and ran out.
February 7, 2011
On Feb. 6th, NASA’s twin STEREO probes moved into position on opposite sides of the sun, and they are now beaming back uninterrupted images of the entire star—front and back.
February 5, 2011
An “asperatus” cloud rolls over New Zealand’s South Island in an undated picture.
This apparently new class of clouds is still a mystery. Photograph courtesy Merrick Davies