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Crepuscular rays (sun rays) ~ are frequent occurences during twilight hours when the contrasts between light and dark are the most obvious.


The Enchanted Cove

'Fire Rainbows' are neither fire, nor rainbows, but are so called because of their brilliant colors and flame like appearance. Technically they are known as circum-horizontal arcs, optical phenomena due to ice haloes formed by plate-shaped ice crystals in high level cirrus clouds. Image source unknown #Weather #Fire_Rainbow



Icy Finger of Death Filmed for the First Time Like a lightning bolt hurled down from Mount Olympus, an icy “finger of death” strikes at sea life beneath the Antarctic ice shelf in what is surely one of the most jaw-dropping natural history sequences ever filmed.


Icy Finger of Death Filmed for the First Time

Exactly why you should not stand under a tree in the rain. Wow - the lightning strike follows all the way along the roots... we've had a lot of lightning here in Houston the past two weeks. Glad I wasn't hanging out under that tree at the bus stop.

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Holy crap this waterspout is enormous

A positively massive and downright otherworldy waterspout vortex formed over Tampa Bay, Florida. (Photograph shared by WDRB meteorologist Jeremy Kappell, via io9)

Holy crap this waterspout is enormous