This article and picture from space shows the very beginning of a volcanic eruption and the shockwave clearing space around it in the atmosphere. Yet another reason that the space program rock – how else are we going to see the top of natural phenomena that extend tens of thousands of feet into the atmosphere?
With the end of winter fast approaching, I thought today would be a good time to celebrate the snowflake with a gorgeous image gallery. Naturally, those are professional photots, but I’m assured that anyone can take amazing pictures of snowflakes with the right camera. If that’s a bit beyond your budget, consider this flash game instead.
Or, just head out and enjoy your snow while you still have it. I’ll be sitting here in sunny FL wishing for hot cocoa (with marshmallows) weather and missing the hours I used to spend building snowmen, sledding and ice skating.
Ok…so not mentioned in my little blurb thing is that I’m something of a weather nerd. I particularly follow hurricanes. It started as self preservation here in FL in the summer of ’04 and continued because I became fascinated. Mount Rainier put on a nifty show recently. This is in no way hurricane related obviously, but it’s weather related, and it’s pretty darned cool to look at.