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#shelfie Awesome shelf cloud in Green Bay

Shelf_cloud-GreenBayAdding a wide angle lens ads a whole new dimension to this image. Another great shot of shelf cloud moving across waters of Green Bay. Photo by David Troup. (via Rick Smith on Twitter).

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Stunning Aurora from Iceland

aurora_icelandParag 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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Supercell thunderstorm over the northern Sandhills of Nebraska with tornado

supercell_oMike Umscheid Photography posts on Facebook this spectacular image


Distant tornado from an amazing supercell thunderstorm over the northern Sandhills of Nebraska, west of Merriman, on 17 June 2014

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Stunning Frontal Cloud at Sea

frontcloud 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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“Hurricane” in the desert

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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