The Aurora Borealis, also known as The Northern Lights, are a phenomenon usually seen in the skies above the Northern polar regions of planet Earth. Here are photos and videos plus tips for taking your own pictures of The Northern Lights show.
If you enjoy cloud gazing, you'll find our picks for handy Cloud Guides and the sources for some of the best NASA satellite photos online super helpful. Plus, enjoy other fun cloud facts and learn how thundersnow storms are different from regular thunderstorms!
Here are 3 examples where the color of a cloud, combined with the thickness of that cloud, can give you some idea of what’s going on weather-wise in the skies behind it. These are scattered cumulus clouds, towering cumulus clouds, and scattered cumulus clouds.
On a blue sky day, with white billowy clouds overhead, and some fun ‘props’ at hand, let your imagination run wild to create your own photo masterpieces. Here are a few examples of unique cloud pictures that you can create yourself!
It’s one thing to look up at the lcouds from the ground. It’s another to know how high those clouds are and how many layers of clouds are up there. You can figure that out with a quick glance at a cool weather chart called a SkewT.
Ever wonder what all of those numbers and symbols on weather maps mean? Here’s what you need to know and how to read a weather map…
Why does it rain when the relative humidity is less than 100%? Here’s a quick explanation!
Have you ever wondered what causes that ring around the moon at night? Here’s why you see a Halo around the moon.
What is Hoarfrost and why does it form? WeathermanTim takes a look at a process called sublimation, something which can lead to a beautiful morning!
Ever wonder why we get freezing rain instead of snow? Here’s a look at the simple explanation behind winter’s most dangerous form of precipitation: ice!
What is fog? Here is a weatherman’s explanation of fog — which is really just a big cloud sitting on the ground.
How many times have you looked up toward the clouds and thought you recognized a familiar shape in the cloud formations? Can you make out the shapes in these pictures of clouds?… Some are a little creepy!