Parag Mahajani writes:
Aurora is a glow caused by the interaction of Solar wind particles with the molecules of Earth’s Atmosphere.
This spectacular aurora was visible on 27th February 2014, from Iceland, South of Reykjavik.
The photo was taken with a DSLR Canon 550D and a fixed 50 mm lens.
The exposure was varied from 15 seconds to 50 seconds and the image is a HDR.
The time was around mid-night and temperature was nearly zero degrees C.
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They don’t get much more stunning than this one. Taken by Holly Neil on 8-22-2014 from her back yard in Farmington, New Mexico.
She writes: I thought I saw an angel at the top of the rainbow when I took the photo! At least it’s not on a piece of toast!
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David Marrero submits this one:
Sunset rainbow rainbow rays and a lightning strike all in one shot. I used my iPhone 5c
Belle Glade Fl August 7 2014
Thanks David, that’s pretty unique!
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Thunderstorm moving in during sunset.
Taken in Great Bend, KS
July 7, 2014. 8:33 PM
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Stunning photo of dual tornadoes within a mile of each other on June 16th, 2014
Photo taken by stormchaser Matt Coker.
You have to see this to believe it!
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Calvin Owen Jones writes:
To capture this image, my camera’s shutter was open for about five minutes, creating the cool “light-speed” effect of the clouds as they rolled by. I took this photo near Vancouver, BC, Canada.
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This frontal cloud formed from a northeast wind shift and lifting of humid ocean air enough to cool it below the dewpoint. Taken about 5 miles offshore of Seaside Heights New Jersey, 8am May 14th, 2014
This photo was taken by commercial fishermen Michael Wark on his boat.
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This is something you don’t see every day.
From NOAA EVL – Satellite Captures Rare Cloud Rotation in the Desert
This small low pressure system is bringing rain to the area around Twentynine Palms, CA. The remnants of a storm that developed over the Gulf of California, the low has taken on an anticyclonic rotation as it moves north northwest. This image was taken by GOES East at 1715Z on July 6, 2011.
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This natural-color image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite shows the thick, brown ash plume from the June 4, 2011 eruption of the Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Volcano Complex in Chile. The plume is easily identified as it towers over the bright white clouds in this scene.
NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA-GSFC