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Tornado hits San Carlos in Tamaulipas, Mexico

A tornado struck the municipality of San Carlos in Tamaulipas, Mexico, on Sunday, May 24, 2020. Prior to the storm's formation, the National Water Commission warned of tornado and rains with gusts exceeding 70 km/h (43 mph) in the states of Tamaulipas, Nuevo...

May 28, 2020

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Red sprites and airglow over West Texas

A large column of red sprites and airglow put on a fantastic display over West Texas on May 13, 2020. The phenomenon was captured by Stephen Hummel of the McDonald Observatory. A line of storms more than 161 km (100 miles) away generated the astonishing display in...

May 18, 2020

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Severe hailstorm blankets Abha, Saudi Arabia

A severe hailstorm hit Asir's capital city of Abha in Saudi Arabia on May 5, 2020. Footage on social media shows roads and highways covered in hailstones. In some areas, accumulated hail created whiteout conditions in wide swaths of land. Abha is situated about...

May 06, 2020

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Swirling sinkhole devours huge chunk of land in Kenya

A swirling sinkhole swallowed a huge chunk of land in the county of Kericho in Great Rift Valley, Kenya, on May 1, 2020, as heavy rains continue to pound the country. As of May 4, the death toll across the country reached 164, government officials confirmed....

May 05, 2020

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Heavy rains trigger floods in Najran, Saudi Arabia

Heavy rains triggered flooding in the city of Najran in southwestern Saudi Arabia on Monday, April 27, 2020. The rains were dumped by a storm system from the Mediterranean Sea which merged with a cold front, bringing wet and windy conditions from Turkey to Saudi...

April 28, 2020

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Huge sandstorm hits central Iran

A massive, terrifying sandstorm hit the provinces of Yazd and Rafsanjan in central Iran on Sunday, April 26, 2020. The storm occurred at dawn, with wind speed reaching up to 130 km/h (81 mph). A witness said day turned into night when the gigantic sandstorm covered...

April 28, 2020

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Widespread, devastating floods hit Morocco

Massive and destructive floods hit many parts of Morocco on April 24, 2020, turning streets and roads into raging rivers. In Youssoufia, damages were reported as waters ripped through neighborhoods. Traffic came to a complete halt in most urban roads in the city. ...

April 27, 2020

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Severe hailstorm strikes Guizhou, China

A powerful hailstorm hit Pingtang County in the province of Guizhou, China on Saturday, April 18, 2020, resulting in damage to properties and power outages. The largest hail was 30 mm (1.2 inches) in diameter. No casualties were reported. Last month, a series of...

April 20, 2020

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Geomagnetic effects on Earth's biology – Electricity of Life

Scientific research into the Sun's effects on life on Earth has yielded results that may surprise you. Over a century ago, the Soviet-era scientist Alexander Chizhevsky conducted exhaustive studies demonstrating an apparent correlation between solar activity and...

April 03, 2020

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Sandstorms engulf parts of the Middle East

Sandstorms blanketed parts of the Middle East on Saturday, March 28, 2020. The countries affected included Qatar, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia. Skies turned orange as dust storms engulfed the Middle Eastern countries. In the footage, motorists were seen braving the...

March 31, 2020

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Rare meteotsunami slams into Praia do Cassino in Rio Grande, Brazil

In a rare occurrence, a meteotsunami hit the Praia do Cassino Beach in the southernmost region of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul on March 14, 2020. The rapid waves slammed into nearby vehicles, causing beachgoers to panic and run away to safety. Powerful...

March 17, 2020

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Twin landspout tornadoes form in Oued Zem, Morocco on March 15

Twin landspout tornadoes formed in Oued Zem, Khouribga Province, Morocco during the afternoon hours (LT) of March 15, 2020. At this time, there are no reports of damage or injuries. Landspouts are usually smaller and weaker than supercell tornadoes and do not form...

March 16, 2020

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Supernovas, neutron stars and black holes 'break the rules'

In an interview with Wal Thornhill, Chief Science Advisor of The Thunderbolts Project, we explore a number of intriguing space science discoveries, including supernovae, "neutron stars," "black holes" and "white dwarf" stars which...

March 09, 2020

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Bright fireball over Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

A bright fireball was recorded streaking through the night sky over Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico at 02:18 UTC on February 19, 2020 (20:18 LT on February 18). The event was recorded by several webcams. At this time, there are no eyewitness reports submitted to the...

February 19, 2020

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Fireball over Mount Sannine, Lebanon

A large green fireball was recorded over Lebanon at 20:15 UTC (22:15 LT) on January 21, 2020. It was reportedly captured by Nizar Nurr near the peak of Mount Sannine. According to KameraOne, it's one of the brightest meteors ever captured over Lebanon. Featured...

February 02, 2020

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Bright fireball over the Urals, Russia

A very bright meteor streaked through the night sky over the Urals, Russia at 22:13 UTC on January 29, 2020 (03:13 LT, January 30). Photographer Ilya Jankowsky captured it from the town of Irbit, Sverdlovsk Oblast. According to RT, the object was also seen from...

February 02, 2020

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Big cracks form around Taal volcano after major eruption, Philippines

Big cracks have formed around Taal volcano after intense activity started on January 12, 2020, damaging properties and ripping up roads. Coupled with intense seismic activity, it suggests a hazardous explosive eruption is possible within hours to days. Alert Level...

January 21, 2020