In Chinese thought, autumn is with the direction west, considered to be the direction of dreams and visions.
Some assume our planet’s changing distance from the sun causes the change in the seasons. That’s logical, but not the case for Earth.
Of all the hazards that hurricanes bring, storm surge is the greatest threat to life and property along the coast.
Data from ESA’s Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite help climbers negotiate a treacherous glacier on the route to Mt. Everest’s summit.
Several new studies released in recent weeks paint a dire picture of the ongoing melting of Earth’s freshwater ice sheets and glaciers, 99% of which are found in Greenland and Antarctica.
Not only was August 2020 the 2nd-warmest August on record, but the Northern Hemisphere had its warmest summer on record, and the globe as a whole had its 3rd-hottest 3-month season.
Perhaps you’ve seen the photos of the eerie red skies over San Francisco and other cities in the U.S. West this week as massive ongoing wildfires rage. But why red exactly?
Fogbows are rainbows’ cousins – made by much the same process – but with the small water droplets inside a fog instead of larger raindrops.
NOAA debunks some popular myths about lightning.
The Gulf of Mexico dead zone is much smaller than usual this year because Hurricane Hanna stirred up the area of low-oxygen water.
Moon and Mars meet in late October
Venus seen by BepiColombo