August 28, 2012
A Map of All the World’s Hurricanes Since 1851
[Image: IDV User Experience]

A Map of All the World’s Hurricanes Since 1851

[Image: IDV User Experience]

August 24, 2012

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August 22, 2012
This is what a lightning strike looks like from space.
[Image: NASA]

This is what a lightning strike looks like from space.

[Image: NASA]

August 21, 2012

In Focus: Lightning Strikes

Worldwide, lightning strikes around 50 times every second (more than 4 million times every day). Electrical imbalances generated by turbulent skies are suddenly balanced by a spectacular discharge tracing across a darkened sky — a display that is both frightening and awe-inspiring. Collected are recent images of lightning around the world.

Read more. [Images: Reuters/Adrees Latif, Reuters/Felix Ordonez, Reuters/Aly Song, Reuters/Dado Ruvic] 

July 11, 2012

A few more photos of storm clouds, because they’re all incredible.

[Images: Camille Seaman]

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Filed under: Photography Weather Storms Art 
July 11, 2012

In Focus: Lovely Sky Monsters

Award-winning photographer Camille Seaman, best known for her earlier work depicting massive polar icebergs, recently turned her lens on another incredible natural phenomenon - storm clouds above the American Midwest. She partnered with experienced storm chasers and began to stalk a particular type of storm cloud - the supercell. On June 22, 2012, in western Nebraska, she encountered an enormous supercell and captured its many faces.

See more. [Images: Camille Seaman]

Nature is so terribly awesome.

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