Large farside eruption creates impressive coronal mass ejection (CME)

Large farside eruption creates impressive coronal mass ejection (CME)

A powerful eruption took place on the farside of the Sun at around 22:23 UTC on February 15, 2022, creating an impressive coronal mass ejection (CME). This is one of the largest CMEs of Solar Cycle 25. The source region for this event is beyond the east limb and…

Very bright fireball over Western India and Pakistan

Very bright fireball over Western India and Pakistan

A very bright fireball was recorded over Western India and Pakistan at 14:17 UTC on January 29, 2022. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received only 3 reports and 1 video. The video was recorded from Hyderabad, Pakistan. If you witnessed this event, please fill…

Very rare Polar Stratospheric Clouds Type II appear over Scandinavia

Very rare Polar Stratospheric Clouds Type II appear over Scandinavia

Northern regions of Scandinavia were treated to a very rare high-altitude spectacle on January 17, 2022, photographer Adrien Mauduit reports. For about 2 hours, rare polar stratospheric clouds (PSC) type II appeared out of nowhere, displaying a staggering…

Eruption at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai, Tonga

Eruption at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai, Tonga

Eruption at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano in Tonga started on December 19, 2021, and continued into 2022 although at a much lower intensity. The Aviation Color Code remains at Orange. Intermittent eruption with an ash plume rising up to 3 km (10 000 feet)…

Temperature in China’s Inner Mongolia drops to -46.9 °C (-52.4 °F)

Temperature in China’s Inner Mongolia drops to -46.9 °C (-52.4 °F)

Severe cold wave sweeping through northern China dropped the temperature in the city of Hulunbuir, Inner Mongolia autonomous region to -46.9 °C (-52.4 °F) on December 23, 2021. The cold snap continued over the Christmas weekend and into the new week. While…

Massive dust storm sweeps through Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska, U.S.

Massive dust storm sweeps through Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska, U.S.

Strong winds caused by a powerful storm moving through the Plains, produced a massive dust storm in eastern Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska on December 15, 2021. Strong wind gusts in excess of 160 km/h (100 mph) closed roads and knocked out power to more than 200 000…

Amazing Earth-grazing fireball over the Mediterranean Sea

Amazing Earth-grazing fireball over the Mediterranean Sea

A stunning, slow-moving fireball crossed the night sky over the Mediterranean Sea at 04:08 UTC on December 4, 2021. The bolide was generated by a rock (a meteoroid) from a comet that hit the atmosphere at about 83 000 km/h (51 600 mph), according to the principal…

Historic hailstorm hits Alicante, Spain

Historic hailstorm hits Alicante, Spain

A massive hailstorm hit the Spanish city of Alicante, Valencia on the morning of November 23, 2021. The hailstorm was preceded by large amounts of rain in a very short period. According to AEMET, a weather station in Alicante registered 46 mm (1.8 inches) of rain in…