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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Waterspout

From today's APOD (Astronomy Picture of the Day, even though this has nothing to do with astronomy, I'm not complaining!)

Image Credit: Joey Mole
"Explanation: What's happening over the water? Pictured above is one of the better images yet recorded of a waterspout, a type of tornado that occurs over water. Waterspouts are spinning columns of rising moist air that typically form over warm water. Waterspouts can be as dangerous as tornadoes and can feature wind speeds over 200 kilometers per hour."-APOD

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  1. This is unbelievable. This picture helps me understand part of the appeal of chasing storms.

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