Lightning at 7000 Frames Per Second

Very nice. The next time a confused person tries to tell you that lighting goes from the ground up, show them this. What they mean is that the current flows that direction, but that is fairly meaningless.

Published on May 24, 2016
Professor Ningyu Liu at the Geospace Physics Laboratory caught a beautiful lightning show from a recent storm. It’s recorded at 7000 frames per second and the playback speed is 700 frames per second.

Ok, Ok, I was Wrong

I said “No snow day (cold day) Thursday, but Friday was a possibility. Well, turns out we got both. Again, it isn’t my call, and I totally understand why. But I still stick by my forecast.

A Dust Devil at the Rose Bowl

At this year’s Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Wind conditions kicked up a small vortex of wind called a dust devil, sort of a mini tornado if you will. No one was hurt, but the rotation of the objects shows how the air is moving.

Back to Work, Time to Post

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer, I’ve taken some time off from posting, but here we go again. A lot has been happening so here’s some of the stuff I’ve been following…

Weird Stuff

The Siberian Giant Holes…
Odd Cause of Gaping Siberian Holes Possibly Found

I’ve always wondered, I love the stuff (go Chipotle)…
Why 10% of the Population Hates Cilantro and the Rest Doesn’t Know Any Better

Now this is an adventure…
Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

Nice to see a government admitting they just don’t know…
Chile Releases Official Study on UFO Photos

Supersonic Earthquakes, gotta love that!
‘Sonic Boom’ Earthquake Shatters Expectations

The early Earth…
This Is What The Earth Looked Like When It Was Only Half A Billion Years Old
(note .GIF link didn’t work on my computer here is another link with the actual paper…
Widespread mixing and burial of Earth’s Hadean crust by asteroid impacts

Depressing Stuff

Don’t believe the hype: 5 reasons to be pessimistic about climate change