Signs of the Big Wobble
Your daily dose of natural disasters and amazing phenomena for March 14, 2021
Meteor over Mt. Tiede, Canary Islands, Spain by Uli Fehr
An amazing "jellyfish" effect as the plume left behind by this morning's SpaceX Starlink launch was illuminated by a rising sun. Photographed about 45 minutes after the launch by Steven Madow.
A lava tornado was captured inside the Halema'uma'u lava lake by the USGS-HVO temporary S1cam. One more example of the volcano creating its own localized, micro-weather over an active eruption.
Tornado hits Happy, Texas:
And they still have amazing amount of snow over there! Example: Bashkiria:
The Hell train in India
As predicted, a solar wind stream hit Earth's magnetic field on March 13th, sparking a G1-class geomagnetic storm. Auroras touching the "lower 48" are a sign that Solar Cycle 25 is intensifying. Today, it's Minnesota and Michigan; in a few years, perhaps, California and Texas. The below image is by MaryBeth Kiczenski from Eagle Harbor, Michigan:
Angel falls, the tallest waterfall on Earth, falls into a gorge named devil's canyon. The naming in not symbolic however, since the falls were named after Jimmie Angel, a gold prospector who discovered the falls, crash landed there in 1937 and trekked for 11 days to return to civilization.
Now, that’s an amazing picture of Jupiter!
By the way, did you know that Jupiter is so large that its gravitational pull keeps thousands of meteorites from hitting us constantly… But the biggest, fastest known asteroid flyby of 2021 will take place on March 21…
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