Lapland is Finland’s northernmost region bordering Sweden, Norway, Russia and the Baltic Sea. It’s known for its vast subarctic wilderness, ski resorts and natural phenomena including the midnight sun and the Northern Lights. If you plan on taking a trip in winter, Lapland is definitely a place to go.
It is always inspiring to see unusual and amazing cloud formations. This is one of those situations when a perfectly spherical cloud was captured in Fujisawa, a city in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Some climate experts says that it is a “roll cloud that forms under wind created from a ‘mountain wave’ (or airstreams going over mountains) on a windy day.”
A supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon or a new moon with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth. The most recent supermoon was seen yesterday on November 14, 2016, which was the closest to Earth since January 26, 1948. The next one like this will not occur until November 25, 2034.
Kīlauea is a currently active shield volcano in the Hawaiian Islands. It is between 300,000 and 600,000 years old and emerged above sea level about 100,000 years ago.
Kīlauea has been erupting continuously since January 3, 1983, and is by far its longest-duration historical period of activity, as well as one of the longest-duration eruptions in the world. As of January 2011, the eruption has produced 3.5 km3 of lava and resurfaced 123.2 km2 (48 sq mi) of land. Lots of tourists and photographers come to snap pictures of this beautiful and frightening natural phenomenon.
Ocean photographer Matt Burgess from Australia has been taking pictures of the ocean for six years now. “I enjoy capturing the ocean in her many moods, one thing that draws me to the water most mornings before the sun rises is the relationship between water and light,” he explained. He also loves to capture beneath the breaking wave as people don’t usually get to see this view.
The volcano Calbuco, which was sleeping for almost 43 years, woke up April 22, 2015. More than 4,000 people within a 20km (12 mile) radius were evacuated. The red alert is maintained as they fear new possible eruptions.