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michigan fireball january 18 2018

Bright fireball explodes over Michigan, USGS registers it as M2.0 earthquake

A very bright fireball illuminated the sky over Michigan, US at 01:11 UTC on January 17, 2018 (20:11 EST, January 16) and was followed by a sonic boom heard over a wide area. The USGS registered it as M2.0 earthquake just north of Detroit, Michigan. The American...

January 17, 2018

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Very low tide along the coast of Ecuador during Earth's perihelion

A very low tide was observed along the coast of Ecuador as the Earth reached perihelion on January 3, 2018. The combination of oceanographic and atmospheric factors contributed to a significant decrease in sea level, meaning that between January 2 and 5 there was...

January 07, 2018

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Nice Quadrantid fireball over Spain

This stunning Quadrantid meteor was spotted over Spain at 00:42 UTC on January 4, 2018 (01:42 local time), during the peak activity of this meteor shower. The event lasted about 6 seconds before the object disintegrated. The meteor overflew the Mediterranean Sea. It...

January 06, 2018

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Tornado hits Almeria, Spain, damaging 150 ha (370 acres) of greenhouses

At least one destructive tornado swept through the municipality of El Ejido, Spain's southern province of Almeria, on January 6, 2018, damaging 150 hectares (370 acres) of greenhouses. There were several reported tornadoes in El Ejido today, but one that formed...

January 06, 2018

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Boston breaks the highest ever recorded tide, followed by frozen floods

Boston, Massachusetts has officially broken the highest ever recorded tide since 1921 as a major winter storm swept over the region on January 4, 2018. As the storm passed by, the winds shifted and brought viciously-cold winds from the northwest, turning flood water...

January 05, 2018

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Brilliant blue-green fireball explodes over Minnesota, Manitoba and Ontario

A very bright blue-green fireball exploded above Minnesota, Manitoba and Ontario border region at 03:24 UTC on January 4, 2018 (21:24 CST, January 3). The event lasted several seconds and was followed by a sonic boom. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 338...

January 05, 2018

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Slow-moving landslide on Rattlesnake Ridge in Washington's Yakima County

A major crack discovered on the Rattlesnake Ridge in Yakima County, Washington in October 2017 is spreading some 6.3 cm (2.5 inches) per day, officials said. This slow-moving landslide is now threatening to dump as much as 765 500 m3 (1 million cubic yards) of rock...

January 04, 2018

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Huge hail accumulations, heaviest rain in 15 years hit Biblián, Ecuador

An intense hailstorm and heaviest rains in 15 years hit the Biblián Canton in the province of Cañar, Ecuador on Tuesday afternoon, January 2, 2018. The storm hit the city around 16:00 local time and lasted for more than one hour, causing severe traffic...

January 04, 2018

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Very bright slow-moving fireball over the United Kingdom, over 800 reports

A very large, slow-moving fireball meteor was observed over the United Kingdom at 17:33 UTC on December 31, 2017. The International Meteor Organization (IMO) received over 400 reports within 2 hours and the count now stands at 801. The event was as seen from...

January 02, 2018

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Christmas star: Beautiful slow-moving meteor recorded over the Mediterranean Sea

A slow-moving meteor was observed and recorded falling over the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday, December 23, 2017. The event lasted about 14 seconds before the object disintegrated in a bright flash. "This beautiful meteor, which resembles a Christmas star, was...

December 24, 2017

stromboli volcano eruption december 15 2017

Strong explosions, lava overflow from Stromboli's NE crater, Italy

At least two 'stronger than usual' explosions took place at Italy's Stromboli volcano over the past 24 hours. The first explosion took place at 01:30 UTC (December 15) and the second around 10:30 UTC. "A gigantic cloud of smoke was visible from the...

December 15, 2017

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Impressive video of a large tornado forming very close to people, Argentina

A very large tornado formed Friday, December 8, 2017, in Buenos Aires province of Argentina just few hundred meters away from two farmers. The twister swept through several towns with winds between 130 and 200 km/h (80 - 125 mph), destroying everything in its path....

December 12, 2017

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New timelapse of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcanic island forming

In December 2014 and early 2015, Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haʻapai undersea volcano near Tonga's capital Nuku'alofa erupted, sending a violent stream of steam, ash and rock into the air. When the ash finally settled in January 2015, a newborn island with a 120 m...

December 12, 2017

supermoon trifecta 2017 2018

Supermoon trifecta starts December 3, ends January 31 with Super Blue Blood Moon

A supermoon trifecta, series of three supermoons in a row, will start on Sunday, December 3, 2017 and end on January 31, 2018 with 'super blue blood' Moon. Supermoons are Moons that are full when they take place unusually close to the time of a month when...

December 02, 2017

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Spectacular waterspout turns tornado in San Remo, Italy

A large waterspout formed around 11:40 UTC (12:40 CET) on December 1, 2017 off the coast of San Remo, Italy and soon struck the city. It was one of several waterspouts spotted in the region today, and the only to hit the land. Although it was on the ground for...

December 01, 2017

2017 hurricanes and aerosols

Currents in the atmosphere and 2017 Atlantic hurricanes

Tracking the aerosols carried on the winds let scientists see the currents in our atmosphere. This visualization follows sea salt, dust, and smoke from July 31 to November 1, 2017, to reveal how these particles are transported across the map. The first thing that is...

November 15, 2017

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The changing colors of our living planet

Life. It's the one thing that, so far, makes Earth unique among the thousands of other planets we've discovered. Since the fall of 1997, NASA satellites have continuously and globally observed all plant life at the surface of the land and ocean. During the...

November 15, 2017