Today’s image is a stunning video of a supercell, the least common type of thunderstorm, according to the National Weather Service. Basehunters Chasing took this impressive footage of the supercell that formed outside of Newcastle, Wyoming on Sunday, May 18.
As you might expect from watching this video, these impressive storms can produce severe weather, including damaging winds, very large hail, and sometimes weak to violent tornadoes.
This video has gone viral, and it all started with a tweet. It’s definitely worthwhile to follow @Basehunters on Twitter.
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.