WEIRD WORLD PT4/April 2011
The events noted in this blog does not include massive animal deaths because I have a series covering this. It does not include the most weather or earthquake events due to the massive numbers involved. I also don’t include the sinkhole due to the series covering this on the blog as well.
- Sat, 02 Apr 2011 08:01 CDT
Webbed Trees-The giant spider webs in Sindh, Pakistan, sometimes stretched from tree to tree, as seen above in December 2010.
- Tue, 05 Apr 2011 17:49 CDT
Cloudy, with a chance of DONUTS? It looks like a giant doughnut is descending on northern Europe, or even a huge UFO.
- Wed, 06 Apr 2011 16:35 CDT
The onset of spring has brought a growing twilight to the night skies of the Arctic. The sky may be bright, but the auroras are even brighter. Here is the view from northern Norway after “nightfall” on April 5th.
- Fri, 08 Apr 2011 15:54 CDT
Several people have been killed in a mass pileup on a German autobahn apparently caused by a sandstorm. More than 40 vehicles were involved in the accident on the A19 highway near Rostock, with dozens of people injured. In total, 40 vehicles were involved in the pileup, with many catching fire. Several people were killed and dozens more injured after a mass pileup on a German autobahn involving up to 80 vehicles Friday. The accident, which took place on the A19 highway near Rostock in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, was apparently caused by a sandstorm.
- Sat, 09 Apr 2011 11:07 CDT
This photo of a sun halo viewed from behind a street lamp was actually taken in Kolkata on July 5, 2010.On Friday morning, residents of the city and its suburbs witnessed a natural phenomenon around 11.15 am. A beautiful, bright halo was seen around the sun, forming a perfect circular ring. The rare sighting triggered intense excitement as word on the celestial wonder spread. The ring lasted about an hour, after which it gradually faded away.
- Tue, 12 Apr 2011 10:20 CDT
US scientists discovered two giant whirlpools in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Guyana and Suriname. It became a sensational discovery because this part of the ocean has been studied thoroughly, and no one expected anything like that to appear in the area. More importantly, no one can understand where the whirlpools came from and what surprises they may bring to people. According to Brazilian scientist Guilherme Castellane, the two funnels are approximately 400 kilometers in diameter. Until now, these were not known on Earth. The funnels reportedly exert a strong influence on climate changes that have been registered during the recent years. “Funnels rotate clockwise. They are moving in the ocean like giant frisbees, two discs thrown into the air. Rotation occurs at a rate of one meter per second, the speed is sufficiently large compared to the speed of oceanic currents, on the border hoppers is a wave-step height of 40 cm,” Castellane said. Even during the dry months, when the movement of oceanic currents and the flow of the Amazon River practically comes to a standstill, the funnels do not disappear. Therefore, the nature of the funnels does not depend on the flow of water, which one of the world’s biggest rivers brings into the ocean. The natural phenomenon, which creates the whirlpools, is unknown to modern science.
- Wed, 13 Apr 2011 13:21 CDT
Santa Fe, New Mexico – State health officials say plague being found in pets in northern New Mexico should be a warning that human cases could follow.
- Thu, 14 Apr 2011 11:24 CDT
That solar halo that was hanging overhead when I went to lunch today is still there at 4:40 PM and the prospects for it being with us until around sunset are pretty good.
- Fri, 15 Apr 2011 15:39 CDT
The sky made heads turn upwards yesterday, on the eve of the polling day when a halo formed an outer ring of the sun, radiating the rainbow colors.
- Mon, 18 Apr 2011 13:53 CDT
Looking down from above, AIM captured this composite image of the noctilucent cloud cover above the Southern Pole on December 31, 2009. The 2009 cloud season began a month earlier than the 2010 season did.
High up in the sky near the poles some 50 miles above the ground, silvery blue clouds sometimes appear, shining brightly in the night. First noticed in 1885, these clouds are known as noctilucent, or “night shining,” clouds. Their discovery spawned over a century of research into what conditions causes them to form and vary – questions that still tantalize scientists to this day. Since 2007, a NASA mission called Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM) has shown that the cloud formation is changing year to year, a process they believe is intimately tied to the weather and climate of the whole globe.
- Wed, 20 Apr 2011 12:45 CDT
Arkansas State Oil and Gas Commission leaders are scratching their heads right now. They’re trying to figure out why natural gas started flowing from abandoned water well in Quitman.
- Sat, 23 Apr 2011 11:37 CDT
Mothership Supercell-Severe thunderstorms are hitting the Mississippi area hard, with large hail and damaging winds being reported.
- Sat, 30 Apr 2011 04:30 CDT
As creepy as it looks, no, it is not a scene from some gory movie. Red water was discovered in Rattlesnake Creek Thursday in Norwalk in Ohio’s Huron County. Fire officials said rain washed the dye away from a closed powder-coating company. Machines were being moved from the company’s buildings, and the rain mixed the dye with creek water. Neighbors said it was an image they will not forget anytime soon. “Everywhere we saw, it was just blood-red in color. I’ve never seen anything like it,” said John Johnston, who lives near the creek.