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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC | GRAND CANYON FROM SPACE

National Geographic | Grand Canyon from Space SHORTLINK FOR SHARING :: http://bit.ly/NoFeIf ” How do you touch space without even leaving the ground? Near Space Photographer John Flaig outfits weather balloons with cameras to capture novel images of iconic landscapes,

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC | GRAND CANYON FROM SPACE

National Geographic | Grand Canyon from Space SHORTLINK FOR SHARING :: http://bit.ly/NoFeIf ” How do you touch space without even leaving the ground? Near Space Photographer John Flaig outfits weather balloons with cameras to capture novel images of iconic landscapes,

Venus and Jupiter Put on Spectacular Planetary Show – March 2012

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46734632/ns/technology_and_science-space/t/venus-jupiter-put-spectacular-planetary-show/# By Mike Wall updated 3/14/2012 9:13:50 PM ET After creeping toward each other steadily for the last few months, Venus and Jupiter finally came together in what astronomers call a planetary conjunction Tuesday, putting on a spectacular show for

Venus and Jupiter Put on Spectacular Planetary Show – March 2012

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46734632/ns/technology_and_science-space/t/venus-jupiter-put-spectacular-planetary-show/# By Mike Wall updated 3/14/2012 9:13:50 PM ET After creeping toward each other steadily for the last few months, Venus and Jupiter finally came together in what astronomers call a planetary conjunction Tuesday, putting on a spectacular show for

Cavern of Crystal Giants

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2008/11/crystal-giants/shea-text   Crystal Palace Cavers in Mexico confront extreme conditions and find extraordinary beauty. By Neil Shea National Geographic Staff Photograph by Carsten Peter, Speleoresearch & Films In a nearly empty cantina in a dark desert town, the short, drunk

Cavern of Crystal Giants

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2008/11/crystal-giants/shea-text   Crystal Palace Cavers in Mexico confront extreme conditions and find extraordinary beauty. By Neil Shea National Geographic Staff Photograph by Carsten Peter, Speleoresearch & Films In a nearly empty cantina in a dark desert town, the short, drunk

Tornados

http://www.weathervortex.com/wx-chat.htm Finger Of God – Tornados What Is A Tornado? “A violently rotating column of air, in contact with the ground, either pendant from a cumuliform cloud or underneath a cumuliform cloud, and often (but not always) visible as a

Tornados

http://www.weathervortex.com/wx-chat.htm Finger Of God – Tornados What Is A Tornado? “A violently rotating column of air, in contact with the ground, either pendant from a cumuliform cloud or underneath a cumuliform cloud, and often (but not always) visible as a

Amazing “Sky Trees” Clouds! (Virga)

http://www.weathervortex.com/sky_trees.htm On January 2, 2006 these lanes of interesting altocumulus clouds formed late in the morning.  The puffy altocumulus clouds of water droplets began to crystallize in the cold air above Phoenix, AZ and as the water droplets quickly solidified

Amazing “Sky Trees” Clouds! (Virga)

http://www.weathervortex.com/sky_trees.htm On January 2, 2006 these lanes of interesting altocumulus clouds formed late in the morning.  The puffy altocumulus clouds of water droplets began to crystallize in the cold air above Phoenix, AZ and as the water droplets quickly solidified

Von Karman Votex Wake Clouds

http://www.weathervortex.com/wakes.htm Kármán Vortex Street & Wake Vortices A Kármán vortex street is a repeating pattern of swirling vortices caused by the unsteady separation of flow over bluff bodies. They are named after the engineer and fluid dynamicist, Theodore von Kármán.

Von Karman Votex Wake Clouds

http://www.weathervortex.com/wakes.htm Kármán Vortex Street & Wake Vortices A Kármán vortex street is a repeating pattern of swirling vortices caused by the unsteady separation of flow over bluff bodies. They are named after the engineer and fluid dynamicist, Theodore von Kármán.

Strange & Bizarre Vortices

http://www.weathervortex.com/vortex.htm The Sky is filled with a multitude of shapes.  Some of these shapes form patterns, or objects of unusual yet familiar design. Strange Vortex Gallery: A flying horse? Finger of God? Angel’s Wings? A ring cloud? Another halo cloud

Strange & Bizarre Vortices

http://www.weathervortex.com/vortex.htm The Sky is filled with a multitude of shapes.  Some of these shapes form patterns, or objects of unusual yet familiar design. Strange Vortex Gallery: A flying horse? Finger of God? Angel’s Wings? A ring cloud? Another halo cloud

When The Sky Churns! (Mammatus / “Bumpy Clouds”)

http://www.weathervortex.com/mammatus-clouds.htm Mammatus (also known as mammatocumulus, meaning “bumpy clouds”) is a meteorological term applied to a cellular pattern of pouches hanging underneath the base of a cloud. The name “mammatus” is derived from the Latin mamma (breast), due to the

When The Sky Churns! (Mammatus / “Bumpy Clouds”)

http://www.weathervortex.com/mammatus-clouds.htm Mammatus (also known as mammatocumulus, meaning “bumpy clouds”) is a meteorological term applied to a cellular pattern of pouches hanging underneath the base of a cloud. The name “mammatus” is derived from the Latin mamma (breast), due to the

Strange “Flying Saucer” Shaped Clouds!

http://www.weathervortex.com/lenticular-clouds.htm Earth is being invaded!  Not really, their just clouds! Strange Clouds known as Lenticular clouds (Lenticularis) but also known as “flying saucer clouds,” “angelship clouds”, “cloudships”, “clouds of heaven”. These clouds and clouds of similar kind have been reported

Strange “Flying Saucer” Shaped Clouds!

http://www.weathervortex.com/lenticular-clouds.htm Earth is being invaded!  Not really, their just clouds! Strange Clouds known as Lenticular clouds (Lenticularis) but also known as “flying saucer clouds,” “angelship clouds”, “cloudships”, “clouds of heaven”. These clouds and clouds of similar kind have been reported

Ribbons In The Sky

http://www.weathervortex.com/sky-ribbons.htm Clouds come is almost every conceivable shape and size, but one of the more intriguing shapes is that of huge parallel ribbon or band shaped clouds.  The ribbons of cloud are usually in large waves of bands. Wave Clouds

Ribbons In The Sky

http://www.weathervortex.com/sky-ribbons.htm Clouds come is almost every conceivable shape and size, but one of the more intriguing shapes is that of huge parallel ribbon or band shaped clouds.  The ribbons of cloud are usually in large waves of bands. Wave Clouds

Cotton Ball Clouds

Is there an opposite to a Hole Punch Cloud?  These spherical dense opaque clouds, floating alone in clear space seem to be the opposite of Punch Hole Clouds!

Cotton Ball Clouds

Is there an opposite to a Hole Punch Cloud?  These spherical dense opaque clouds, floating alone in clear space seem to be the opposite of Punch Hole Clouds!

Sky Holes / Punch Hole Cloud Occurrences

http://www.weathervortex.com/sky-holes.htm “Sky holes”, also known more formally as “Hole Punch Clouds” or “Punch Hole Clouds”, are not some secret Government experiment, nor Alien cloaked spacecraft.  They are instead, holes that form in thin, puffy cloud layers. There are many hypothesis

Sky Holes / Punch Hole Cloud Occurrences

http://www.weathervortex.com/sky-holes.htm “Sky holes”, also known more formally as “Hole Punch Clouds” or “Punch Hole Clouds”, are not some secret Government experiment, nor Alien cloaked spacecraft.  They are instead, holes that form in thin, puffy cloud layers. There are many hypothesis