February 18th, in the evening, residents can watch the unique Zadonsk rare atmospheric phenomenon - the "second sun". Scientists say that it was the atmospheric optical phenomenon, called "antihelium." It consists in the fact that in the sky than the sun, there is a bright white spot - the so-called "second sun." It appears because of refraction and internal reflection of light in a suspension of small ice crystals in the atmosphere.Category: Atmosphere Read more [...]
In Ohio, an amateur astronomer, John took off from the stream of meteors fall Quadrantids. "Last night, the meteors began to crash into the Earth's atmosphere!" he says. "My network camera recorded the North, East and Western parts of the sky. Altogether, I captured 52 meteors from the Quadrantid stream on the night of 2 to 3 January."Category: Atmosphere Read more [...]
Last night in Omsk on eyewitness reports, there was a very strong halo: all lights high up rising columns of light, even from the headlights of cars and trams. Photos by said - "Well, not very rare, but this much I had not seen before. Moreover, it can be observed in a very limited near the street 10 years old in October and Lermontov. If you drive off slightly to the side - no pillars. General This effect arises from the flat ice crystals in the air, but why these crystals were only in a small area - an enigma. "Category: Atmosphere Read more [...]
Last week, in the Scandinavian Peninsula held aurora. Memorializing this effect was known French astrophotographer Thierry Lego. For this he had to leave his country and go to the Norwegian town — Komagford.
Ultraviolet radiation has led to a sharp increase in mortality of marine animals and plants. This is the conclusion an international team, including scientists from the Oceanic Institute, University of Western Australia.The scientists used a 1784 published experiments on marine organisms, to assess the impact caused by the increase in ultraviolet radiation. The study was published July 26 in the journal Global Ecology and Biogeography. So far, the ultraviolet radiation is not considered as a possible cause of global degradation of marine ecosystems.
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December 29 at about 07.08 am local time in Odessa dropped an unidentified object, suspected to be a meteorite. Most likely it landed right on the sea and probably no one was hurt. Slow down and increaseCategory: Atmosphere Read more [...]
Residents of the town of Douglas, Arizona were surprised by a rare and amazing phenomenon - fire rainbow, reportsDaily Mail.It occurs when ice crystals refract the sunlight in different colors, which causes color flicker in the sky.Brandon Rios, who captured the amazing images with his father, said he was "quite surprised" by this phenomenon.Fire rainbow, known under his own name-round-horizontal arc to occur when the sun gets a plate of ice. "Scientists call it okologorizontalnoy arc and are assigned to one of the few types of optical effects that occur in the atmosphere. Read more [...]
Witness the extraordinary beauty of the spectacle were the residents of the Taiwanese capital. Pedestrians and stopped to take a picture of an amazing phenomenon. It seemed a colorful arch can touch. According to local residents, so much of the rainbow they had never seen.
Local residents are outraged, they have the 4th day sit without light. Disabling affected Lenin Street in Adler. According to the press service of electricity, cause damage to the cable line. WritesLandswell: 1:30 Again slashed light, this time, it seems, all Adler. Burn only airport runway lights and some large buildings. And the moon in a beautiful halo. Moon, unfortunately, "left" for the roof canopy.Category: Atmosphere Read more [...]
Some species of the northern (polar) lights can be fixed only with the camera. They are called conditionally visible - they are so weak that they see with the naked eye is impossible.
This photo provided by NASA-owned site "astronomical image of the day", made in autumn 2012 near Anchorage (Alaska, USA). At the time of the shooting green glow can be easily discerned in the sky without any hardware, but the red glow was observed only with the camera to20-second exposure. The reason for this is that the human eye is able to accumulate the light only for a period equal fraction of a second, Read more [...]
Present to you the 14 most bizarre natural phenomena 1. Bioluminescent "red wave"Under certain conditions, phytoplankton begins to multiply in the ocean with a crazy speed, forming beneath the surface layer of dense algal blooms - so-called "red tide." Day it does not look particularly attractive, but at night on some beaches where usual bioluminescent species Noctiluca scintillans, «red wave" seems to be something just did otherworldly.
This comes from the algae blue glow that turns dark ocean into a giant torch. Just imagine how such a luminous wave rolls ashore washes Read more [...]
Deadly bird flu virus can be transmitted to the wind, do not exclude the scientists. According to New Scientist, usually people get through direct contact. But, apparently, the wind can carry the virus.Dutch scientists from the National Institute of Public Health and Environment investigated an outbreak strain of H7N7 in poultry on farms in 2003. As a result, 89 people were infected, and one died. Computer modeling showed that the wind rose explains why different strains of influenza reached different farms. H5N1 - the most dangerous strain. Since 2003, he has killed 360 people out of 610 Read more [...]
Italian scientists have made a study of the air in Rome and found high levels of cocaine and marijuana particles, huge concentration is observed near the University of La Sapienza.A similar study of the municipal air designed to detect traces of cocaine in it is carried out in the world for the first time.
To study the authors of the project took air samples in Rome, the city of Taranto in the south and in Algiers, the capital of the country of the same name in the north of Africa. In all three cities in the air was also found traces of caffeine and nicotine.
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Last night in the south of Russia observed Lunar halo. Halo was one very large diameter. $ CUT $ Unfortunately the quality of the camera can not express how this could be seen visually. Chic was a sight and lasted more than 2 hours. Luminous point near the moon is — Jupiter.
According to NASA Many observers of the sky witnessed double halo around the moon - a ring of light that surrounds the moon disc within 22 degrees. This phenomenon, experts say NASA explained by ice crystals in the shape of a pyramid through which the moonlight reflected in cirrus clouds and got such a light halo. Sound familiar? "The light from Venus reflected off the upper layers of the atmosphere and caused an explosion of swamp gas":)December 21, Harald Magdalena from New Mexico, has witnessed a rare double lunar halo, which you can see in the photo.Category: Atmosphere Read more [...]
Residents of the village Tom Izhma district this morning witnessed a unique atmospheric phenomena. This was reported by the head of the settlement Tatyana Knyazkina.The head of the administration, this night in Izhemsky area could see bright Northern Lights. In the village of Tom it was very clearly visible. In the morning, the local population has been observed over the rainbow, you have time to capture the owners photography."It was just warming, and then gave a sharp frost," - says the reason for going on companion website. Meteorologists explain a rare atmospheric phenomenon refraction Read more [...]
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