This real-time global wind map will completely devour your weekend

It's high time you met earth, a plainly titled, interactive datavisualization that offers visitors a realtime glimpse of global wind patterns. WARNING: If you're into this sort of thing, this visualization is a major, major time-suck. Seriously, it's utterly hypnotic. » 12/13/13 3:40pm 12/13/13 3:40pm

Ethereal photos capture rare "red lightning" phenomenon

Jason Ahrns has had a very unusual summer. For the last several weeks, the University of Alaska-Fairbanks grad student has been studying sprites – a rare form of red lightning that appears high above thunderclouds. And he's been doing it from a plane. » 8/21/13 11:40am 8/21/13 11:40am

This noctilucent cloud video is the perfect vacation for your brain

Noctilucent clouds are some of the most poorly understood meteorological phenomena on Earth. High-hanging and electric-blue in hue, the ethereal, night-shining formations feature prominently in this beautiful film by photographer P-M Hedén. » 8/13/13 1:20pm 8/13/13 1:20pm