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Glorious Winter Sunset

Photographer: Pam Johnson Summary Authors: Pam Johnson; Jim Foster We live in an area of central Oklahoma where low sandstone ridges and deciduous trees block the true horizon, but in midwinter this is as close as it gets. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Earth Science Picture of the Day

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Aurora Observed Over Northern Michigan

Photographer: Greg Raniszewski; Summary Authors: Greg Raniszewski; Jim Foster Shown above are photos of the northern lights as observed looking out over Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan. These lovely lights were produced by the huge For more great articles: Earth Science Picture of the Day

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Beach Comet

Photographer: David Steele Summary Author: David Steele I walk regularly on Dunnet Beach, which lies near the northernmost point of Scotland’s mainland. The beach is about 2.5 mi (4 km) long and backed by dunes. In winter the afternoon For more great articles: Earth Science Picture of the Day

Marine Bioluminescence on Putuo Island

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Fossilized Tortoise

Photographer: James Ruddy Summary Author: James Ruddy Featured above is an almost complete shell body of a fossilized tortoise (Stylemys nebrascensis). It was found eroding out of a clay hillside in the White River Badlands of South Dakota — in the Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Earth Science Picture of the Day

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Fossilized Tortoise

Photographer: James Ruddy Summary Author: James Ruddy Featured above is an almost complete shell body of a fossilized tortoise (Stylemys nebrascensis). It was found eroding out of a clay hillside in the White River Badlands of South Dakota — in the Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Earth Science Picture of the Day

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Pressure Ridge on Lake Sebago

Photographer: John Stetson Summary Author: John Stetson Shown above are two views of a pressure ridge just offshore of ice covered Sebago Lake in Maine. At top is a ground level view – a red ice fishing hut is in the background. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Earth Science Picture of the…

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Snow Crystals In February Snowfalls

Photographer: Jen CampbellSummary Authors: Brian Campbell; Jim Foster Shown above are photos of snow crystals taken during snowfalls in Salisbury, Maryland, this past February. A sector plate snow crystal is featured at top. Plate crystals such as this are Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Earth Science Picture of the Day

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Frost Crystals on Windowpanes

Photographer: Heather Renyck Summary Author: Heather Renyck Frost crystals grow as water vapor is deposited on solid surfaces. Frost crystals on windowpanes form when cold air (below about 14 F or -10 C) causes the moister, warm air inside of a building to Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Earth Science Picture of…

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Dramatic — and Dry — Donner Pass

Photographer: Ray Boren Summary Author: Ray Boren Donner Pass and Donner Summit, near the California-Nevada state line between Sacramento and Reno, represent a classic crossroads in multiple ways: geologic, human and hydrological. Here a towering mountain range showcases the salt-and-pepper For more great articles: Earth Science Picture of the Day

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