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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

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Intense outbreak of polar stratospheric clouds (PSCs) around the Arctic Circle

A spectacular outbreak of rare polar stratospheric clouds (PDCs) was reported around the Arctic Circle, starting December 30, 2019. The display lasted nearly an hour and was commonly regarded as the brightest display that any of the locals have ever seen. The...

January 02, 2020

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Amazing videos show Chinese rocket disintegrating over Guam and Saipan

A Long March 5 rocket carrying a test satellite payload, launched by China at 12:45 UTC on December 27, 2019, produced an amazing night sky show as parts of it disintegrated over Guam and Saipan around 13:25 UTC (23:25 LT) on the same day. Residents of Saipan and...

December 28, 2019

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Donald Scott: Parker Solar Probe and the Electric Sun

The first scientific papers were published on the NASA Parker Solar Probe mission’s earliest findings in December 2019. The first four papers have suggested a number of "surprising" discoveries, including the speed of the solar wind rotating around...

December 15, 2019

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Massive avalanche surges down a road in Vallemaggia, Switzerland

A huge avalanche spilled over a portion of the road near the town of Campo in the mountainous region Vallemaggia, Switzerland, on November 23, 2019. The dramatic footage was posted to social media by local authorities. The Federal Office of Meteorology had issued...

November 29, 2019

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Drone films breathtaking descent into Ijen volcano, Indonesia

Spanish filmmaker Andres Aguilera Morillas piloted a drone into the crater of 2 743 m (9 000 ft) Ijen volcano-- a mountain filled with acidic water and sulphuric smoke-- situated in Java, Indonesia. The drone footage captured the spectacular view, showing the inner...

November 22, 2019

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'Eerie' sound Earth makes when hit by solar storm recorded for the first time

Data from the European Space Agency's (ESA) Cluster mission has provided a recording of the 'eerily disturbing' sound the Earth makes when it is hit by a solar storm. The song comes from waves produced in the Earth's magnetic field by the collision...

November 21, 2019

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Powerful tornado hits Grosseto, causing significant damage, Italy

A powerful tornado hit the town of Polverosa di Orbetello, Grosseto province in Italy on November 17, 2019. The twister caused major damage as shown on images and footages uploaded on social media. Severe Weather Europe reported that the tornado is likely at least...

November 18, 2019

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Global weather October 2019

A series of monthly weather videos shows a combination of infrared imagery from the geostationary and polar-orbiting satellites of EUMETSAT, NOAA, the CMA and the JMA which, together, continuously observe the Earth's surface 24 hours a day, 365 days a year....

November 13, 2019

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2019 Mercury transit across the Sun

Skywatchers around the world witnessed a rare celestial event on November 11, 2019 - planet Mercury moving across the face of the Sun. From the perspective of humans on Earth, Mercury spent 5.5 hours crossing in front of the face of the Sun. This is the last...

November 12, 2019

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Brutal tornado captured ripping through a factory in Kalamata, Greece

A short but devastating tornado struck a factory in Kalamata, southern Peloponnese, Greece around 13:05 LT on November 4, 2019. The destruction was caught by security cameras. The owner of the Papadimitriou factory described the horrifying event, "It was a...

November 06, 2019