17 Jul '11, 11am

10 Breathtaking Natural Cloud and Color Formations

10 Breathtaking Natural Cloud and Color Formations

First: the famous mirages we watched in cartoons as a child – you know, the ones where a magical oasis appeared to a weary, hot traveler in the desert. More pedestrian are road mirages. They are very common sights, frequently making the asphalt appear to have large pools of collected water. Mirages are optical illusions, caused by light rays bending and creating visible “objects” – which, of course, are subjective. According to wikipedia : “The principal physical cause of a mirage … is refraction rather than reflection . A mirage is a real optical phenomenon that can be captured on camera, since light rays actually are refracted to form the false image at the observer’s location.” In an inferior mirage, light is bent when it passes from cold air to warm air – the heat waves emanating from roads and ground in direct sunlight begin to cool the higher one goes, allowing for m...

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Light Pillars: Amazing Natural Phenomenon

Light Pillars: Amazing Natural Phenomenon

earthfirst.com 17 Jul '11, 11am

Photo credit: National Geographic From a distance, it looks like someone spared no expense to put on a spectacular, colorf...

NASA Earth Observato Typhoon Ma-on: Acquired Ju...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 17 Jul '11, 9pm

On July 17, 2011, Typhoon Ma-on was located roughly 700 nautical miles (1,300 kilometers) south-southwest of Tokyo, and wa...

Nasa Earth Obser.: Dust over Afghanistan: Acqui...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 15 Jul '11, 8pm

Dust blew over parts of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran in mid-July 2011. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiomete...

Lancome Color Design Palettes & Saks GWP

Lancome Color Design Palettes & Saks GWP

rougedeluxe.blogspot.com 18 Jul '11, 10pm

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23 Breathtaking Natural Swimming Pools: Cool off in these beautiful, sustainable green pools.

23 Breathtaking Natural Swimming Pools: Cool of...

thedailygreen.com 22 Jul '11, 4am

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Coal to Lead U.S. Energy Mix Even as Many Older Plants Convert to Natural Gas

Coal to Lead U.S. Energy Mix Even as Many Older...

cleantechnica.com 18 Jul '11, 4pm

According to a recent Black & Veatch survey of electric utilities, coal will remain part of the overall electric energy fo...

Image taken yesterday of Tropical Storm Bret off the coast of Florida. From our Terra satellite.

Image taken yesterday of Tropical Storm Bret of...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 18 Jul '11, 5pm

On July 17, 2011, Tropical Storm Bret hovered over the Atlantic Ocean, just east of Florida. The Moderate Resolution Imagi...