(Photo: Rolf Maeder / Rex Features via AP)
Using long exposures, photographer Rolf Maeder managed to capture multiple lightning strikes hitting the Grand Canyon under atmospheric stormy skies.
John Nelson is known for building extremely complex visualizations of weather patterns. But his latest creation is a simple animated GIF of 15 frames from NASA’s cloudless satellite photography collection. It’s essentially a year in the life of Earth.
Here, he shares why the visual is so haunting to him personally and to us collectively. We felt that his thoughts were simply too earnest to abridge.
“If you thought 2012 was unusually warm where you live in the U.S., your suspicions have been confirmed.
According to the U.S. “State of the Climate” report released Thursday by NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center, 2012 was the warmest year on record in the contiguous U.S. (Lower 48 states), in records dating to 1895.”
"[C]heck out what’s coming toward NYC from Queens. I’m flying on Delta. Photo taken at 10,000 feet.” - @DhaniJones
A double rainbow appears after a heavy monsoon storms over Nipton Road in Searchlight, Nevada, July 13, 2012.
The National Weather Service has extended a flashflood watch through Saturday night, as rain and thunderstorms have rumbled into Southern Nevada. Picture taken July 13. 2012. [REUTERS/Gene Blevins]
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