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Heavy rainfall dumped by Medicane Cassilda (Ianos) visualized

Medicane Cassilda, known as Ianos in Greece, formed on September 16, 2020, as the first named storm of the 2020/21 Mediterranean medicane season. Cassilda made landfall in Argostoli, Kefalonia, western Greece at 02:20 UTC on September 18, bringing powerful winds...

September 25, 2020

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Another giant sinkhole opens up in Yamal Peninsula, Russia

A new massive sinkhole opened up last week in the Russian Yamal Peninsula, with blocks of soil and ice thrown hundreds of meters from the hole. This is the 17th -- and considered the largest -- such sinkhole to form in the Yamal Peninsula since the phenomenon was...

September 01, 2020

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NASA’s Earth scientists explore South Atlantic Anomaly

Earth’s magnetic field acts like a protective shield around the planet, repelling and trapping charged particles from the Sun. But over South America and the southern Atlantic Ocean, an unusually weak spot in the field – called the South Atlantic...

August 19, 2020

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Historic August 2020 derecho destroyed over 1 million acres of crops, U.S.

A devastating derecho ripped through several Midwest states on August 10, 2020, leaving a path of destruction, more than 1.5 million customers without power, and more than 404 600 hectares (1 million acres) of destroyed or damaged crops. Northern Illinois University...

August 17, 2020

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Reed Timmer records roar of Hurricane "Hanna" eyewall

Category 1 Hurricane "Hanna" made landfall on Padre Island, Texas, at around 22:00 UTC on July 25, 2020, as the first rapidly-intensifying named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. As it made landfall, extreme meteorologist Reed Timmer was in Port...

July 29, 2020

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Large waterspout hits a popular beach in Sochi, Russia

A large waterspout formed near a popular beach in Sochi, Russia, on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, sweeping away beach equipment shore and causing people to run to safety.​ The waterspout hit the beach area in the afternoon, damaging several beach equipment and blowing...

July 22, 2020

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Heavy rain triggers dam collapse, sweeping away several buildings in Ruza City, Russia

Several houses were washed away by flooding after a dam collapsed in Ruza City, about 100 km (62 miles) west of Moscow, Russia, on July 8, 2020. Three buildings were swept away, and another 29 were inundated in the city, the local emergency services said. Two roads...

July 13, 2020

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Once in a lifetime: Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) shines bright, joins the ISS and noctilucent clouds - observing tips, live show

Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) has survived its close encounter with the Sun and is currently observable from the northern hemisphere with the naked eye. To receive this celestial gift, get up before dawn, look to the NNE and see it before the Sun takes over, or wait a...

July 08, 2020

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Large tornado moves through Xilinhot countryside, northeast China

A large tornado touched down in the suburbs of Xilinhot in northeastern China's Inner Mongolia on Wednesday afternoon, June 24, 2020. Motorists have captured the nerve-wracking moment a twister struck the countryside, appearing to be approaching the nearby cars....

June 26, 2020

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Three fireballs streak across Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

Three fireballs streaked across Cabo Rojo in Puerto Rico on June 16, 2020, between 04:40 and 06:08 UTC (00:40 and 02:08 LT). The objects were recorded within a 90-minute period, facing slightly northwestern. Earlier this year, a bright daylight fireball was...

June 22, 2020

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Comet ATLAS passing through the field view of NASA/STEREO HI-1 camera

In May-June 2020, Comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) passed through the field of view of the NASA/STEREO HI-1 camera. In addition to the comet, we see Mercury sporting a sodium tail, and lots of outflow from the Sun, all back-dropped by a beautiful starfield. Credits:...

June 16, 2020

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Rare tornado hits the city of Gavar, Armenia

A rare tornado hit the city of Gavar in Armenia on June 11, 2020. Gagik Surenyan, head of the Meteorological Center of the Hydromet Service at the Ministry of Emergency Situations, said the phenomenon was considered unusual in the country. "I was home when my...

June 15, 2020

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Severe sandstorm sweeps through Dundgobi, Mongolia

A severe sandstorm hit Mongolia's Dundgobi Province on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. The storm packed winds of up to 126 km/h (78 mph), according to the meteorological agency. It swept through areas in Deren, Gurvansaikhan, and Mandalgobi. This type of sandstorm, known...

June 11, 2020

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The aftermath of catastrophic Edenville Dam collapse, Michigan

About 10 000 people living in the towns of Edenville, Sanford, and Midland in central Michigan were forced to evacuate on May 19, 2020, after days of heavy rainfall caused catastrophic failure of Edenville and Sanford dams. The National Weather Service (NWS) has...

June 09, 2020

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STEREO-A records Solar Orbiter crossing the ion tail of Comet ATLAS

ESA's Solar Orbiter spacecraft passed through the ion tail of Comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) on May 31 and June 1, 2020, and through its dust tail on June 6. This is the 7th space mission to fly through the tail of a comet, and the first one whose upcoming crossing was...

June 07, 2020

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Tornado with gale-force winds and hail rips through Belgorod, Russia

A tornado packing gale-force winds and hail ripped through Belgorod, Russia, on June 1, 2020. Several roofs of houses were blown and trees were toppled down. Videos taken by residents showed powerful winds tearing through roofs, sending debris flying in the air....

June 02, 2020

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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