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Giant Waterspout Off Florida Coast
The above picture is one of the best caught images of a waterspout, a type of tornado that occurs over water. Waterspouts are spinning columns of rising moist air that typically form over warm water. They can be as dangerous as tornadoes, with some featuring wind speeds of over 200 kilometers per hour. Some waterspouts are relatively transparent and only initially visible when an unusual pattern is spotted on the water’s surface.This waterspout was spotted near Tampa Bay, Florida. The area of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida is arguably the most active in the world for the occurrence of waterspouts, with hundreds forming each year. Some people believe large waterspouts are the cause of the unusual disappearances and disasters suffered by planes and ships in the Bermuda Triangle.

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Giant Waterspout Off Florida Coast

The above picture is one of the best caught images of a waterspout, a type of tornado that occurs over water. Waterspouts are spinning columns of rising moist air that typically form over warm water. They can be as dangerous as tornadoes, with some featuring wind speeds of over 200 kilometers per hour. Some waterspouts are relatively transparent and only initially visible when an unusual pattern is spotted on the water’s surface.This waterspout was spotted near Tampa Bay, Florida. The area of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida is arguably the most active in the world for the occurrence of waterspouts, with hundreds forming each year. Some people believe large waterspouts are the cause of the unusual disappearances and disasters suffered by planes and ships in the Bermuda Triangle.

(Source: myscienceacademy.org)

Rare Atmospheric Phenomena

  1. Lunar corona over Villefranche, France.
  2. Fingers reaching over Milan, Italy.
  3. A rainbow over Kerkrade in the Netherlands.
  4. Sunrise over Santander on the north coast of Spain.
  5. The Northern Lights over Myvatn, N.E. Iceland.
  6. An iridescent display over Cerro Aconcagua, Argentina.
  7. A rare sighting of the green flash in Hovs hallar, Sweden.

(Source: cloudappreciationsociety.org)

thatscienceguy:

Long exposure picture of a Lightning Bolt hitting a tree!

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thatscienceguy:

Long exposure picture of a Lightning Bolt hitting a tree!

Spectacular Display of the Northern Lights in Norway

It is easy to see why our ancestors were in awe of this magisterial display. Cowering lest they be sucked into the skies, they imagined that what they were seeing were the spirits of the dead; they saw warriors with burning swords, shoals of shimmering fish, the reflections of departed maidens. They felt it was dangerous to be outside.

(Source: telegraph.co.uk)