What Are Mammatus Clouds?

Mammatus clouds, migratory birds

Whether you are a storm chaser that watches the sky to determine the weather or just fascinated by the beauty of their different formations and structure, clouds are a very important indicator of the current condition in a particular place and time. Children love to draw them with different shapes according to … Read more

Everything You Need To Know About Asperatus Clouds

wave-like clouds

What clouds do you know? Can you recognize and differentiate which clouds are Cirrus and which formations are Cumulus or Stratus? We may generally call them just clouds, but there are many types of clouds up in the sky, and we must learn their differences as they are weather determinants.  Clouds are … Read more

Fire Tornadoes: A Weather Phenomenon

A fire whirl

Natural calamities are one of the most disastrous events in many parts of the world. Besides massive damaging impacts of nuclear weapons and huge explosions, storms, typhoons, earthquakes, and tornadoes, are much-feared weather phenomena.  Recently, tornadoes have been in the U.S. headlines as severe weather occurred in the Midwest, with above-average tornado … Read more

The Iridescent Lenticular Clouds

white clouds in a sky, lenticular, pinkish hue 

Lenticular clouds (Altocumulus lenticularis in Latin) is a lentil-shaped type of cloud from which it got its name. These are strange and unnatural-looking clouds that are primarily formed in the troposphere. Lenticular clouds are usually formed in an alignment perpendicular to the wind direction.  They primarily develop among the crests and valleys … Read more

All About Green Lightning

green current

Green lightning is such a rare weather phenomenon that only a few are lucky enough to have witnessed. It’s almost like regular lightning, except for its eerie green color. There already is a simple theory behind it and some misconceptions as well. The only actual photograph of green lightning was taken during the eruption … Read more

What is Red lightning?

water, trees, storm clouds, lightning, red sky

Red lightning or red sprites are large-scale electric discharges occurring overhead cumulonimbus or thunderstorm clouds, causing a wide range of visual shapes to flicker in the night sky. They are typically brought on by the positive lightning discharges between the ground and an underlying thundercloud. These luminous reddish-orange flashes usually happen at … Read more

Facts You Should Know About Antarctica

Group of penguins on ice

Antarctica is one of the continents in the south. The geographic location of Antarctica is in the South Pole. To your surprise, it is the fifth-largest continent and it is twice the size of Australia. Among all of the seven continents on this planet, Antarctica is the least populated continent. In summers, … Read more

What is an Aurora and What Makes it Happen?

Northern Lights in Iceland

An aurora or northern lights is a display of colorful natural lights that shimmer in the sky. These lights typically feature a yellow, green or red colors etc. Furthermore, the lights gently shift and even change shape like soft blowing curtains. Only visible at night, aurora are known to appear usually in … Read more

What causes Thunderstorms?

dark large clouds and the flashes of lightning, a road and street lights

It was a pleasant day one morning. The clouds are in the sky forming different shapes and sizes. Ben and Mike decided to go for a hike to breathe some colder and fresher air of the mountain. They packed their things, brought water, food, and other essential stuff for the day’s adventure. … Read more