The Siege Of Brazil From Space

Today is a great hot summer day for a terrific space photo to cool us down a bit. Those battering storm clouds over the Atlantic surely look awesome in the grazing sunlight, framed by the almost transparent solar panels of the Progress 50 freighter spacecraft and the Soyuz 35 (TMA-09M) spacecraft (on the left). NASA… » 7/09/13 4:34pm 7/09/13 4:34pm

These ominous cloud formations could be of a completely new type

What you're seeing here is a cloud formation so rare that it defies classification. Meteorologists suspect that these are undulatus asperatus clouds — an entirely new cloud type that was proposed only three years ago by the Cloud Appreciation Society. The one featured here was photographed by Witta Priester in New… » 3/01/13 9:20am 3/01/13 9:20am

Incredible "supercell" storm clouds loom menacingly above the plains of…

Few people realize that storms and clouds are often categorized into a variety of taxonomies — including families, genera, and even species — not unlike like plants and animals. Last Thursday, American photographer Mitch Dobrowner was named the 2012 Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year, in… » 4/30/12 4:20pm 4/30/12 4:20pm