Articles tagged "weather phenomena"

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Strange summer 'snow' falls in Beijing, China

An unusual weather phenomenon occurred in the Dongcheng District of Beijing, China, on July 28, 2020. According to residents, it appeared like white snowflakes that fell in the area during a hot summer day, but meteorologists said it might be "chal" or...

August 04, 2020

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Rare weather phenomenon 'St. Elmo's Fire' captured by hurricane hunting plane over the North Atlantic

Crew aboard an aircraft used for hunting hurricanes captured a rare, spectacular weather phenomenon called St. Elmo's Fire while flying over the North Atlantic on February 15, 2020. The phenomenon was captured by the NOAA42 Kermit crew as they flew across the...

February 22, 2020

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Very rare, gigantic blue jet over Paraíba, Brazil

Diego Rhamon managed to capture a gigantic jet (giant blue jet) taking place in Campina Grande, Paraíba, Brazil on March 13, 2017. It is the first recording of this elusive weather phenomenon in Brazil. According to Rhamon, the cumulonimbus cloud that...

March 16, 2017

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Seven spectacular weather events – and what causes them

​​The weather might seem like it creates weeks of dreary, grey drizzle. But it can also put on a truly sensational – and, often, deadly – show. But what explains these explosive events? The Earth’s atmosphere is driven by heating from the Sun....

November 29, 2015