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Image: AP Photo/The Gainesville Sun, Matt Stamey

Image: AP Photo/The Gainesville Sun, Matt Stamey

Waves apparently aren't restricted to large bodies of water or the stands at sporting events -- they can happen, albeit rarely, in the sky as well. When air is pushed up into a more stable layer of atmosphere, it can cause a ripple effect, just like tossing a rock into a pond. For a gravity wave to occur, there must be a disturbance in the atmosphere, such as an updraft of a thunderstorm. Recent studies indicate that gravity waves have the power to concentrate and intensify tornados, so if…

Waves apparently aren't restricted to large bodies of water or the stands at sporting events -- they can happen, albeit rarely, in the sky as well. When air is pushed up into a more stable layer of atmosphere, it can cause a ripple effect, just like tossing a rock into a pond. For a gravity wave to occur, there must be a disturbance in the atmosphere, such as an updraft of a thunderstorm. Recent studies indicate that gravity waves have the power to concentrate and intensify tornados, so if…

Mirjeta Binoke, 38, was in her back garden with friends recently when she looked up at the night sky and saw the moon flanked by four stars.   She thought it would make a nice picture and went indoors to get her camera phone.   "When we looked at the picture we saw this image there and everybody was amazed by it.   "My first thought was that it might be a creature like a pigeon, but everyone said it looks like an angel," she said.

Mirjeta Binoke, 38, was in her back garden with friends recently when she looked up at the night sky and saw the moon flanked by four stars. She thought it would make a nice picture and went indoors to get her camera phone. "When we looked at the picture we saw this image there and everybody was amazed by it. "My first thought was that it might be a creature like a pigeon, but everyone said it looks like an angel," she said.

Image: AP Photo/Jon Super

Image: AP Photo/Jon Super

Eine unglaubliche Roll Cloud beherrscht den Himmel über dem Haus des Fotografen in Australien. Roll clouds treten vor Sturmfronten auf.

Eine unglaubliche Roll Cloud beherrscht den Himmel über dem Haus des Fotografen in Australien. Roll clouds treten vor Sturmfronten auf.

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