Central Europe remains paralyzed by ice from sub-zero temperatures and freezing rain.
Hurricane Odile made landfall early Monday, punching the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula with strong winds and sending torrential rains across 10 Mexican states.
Rain and flooding forced evacuations along Mexico’s Pacific Coast and dozens of rescues of people from stranded cars, authorities said. The ferocious hurricane smashed small buildings and left more than 200,000 people without electricity, officials and residents said. - The Los Angeles Times
For Maryland’s two largest cities on the Chesapeake, flooding that once occurred just a day or two in any given year is increasingly common — more so than anywhere else in the country, according to a recent federal study.
The rainfall total at BWI, the point of record for Baltimore, smashed a record of 4.91 inches for Tuesday’s date, and it ranked as the second-rainiest single day in Baltimore, after Aug. 23, 1933, when 7.62 inches fell.
The day in photos around the world.
The day in pictures around the world.
A “supermoon” rose above cities from Los Angeles to London on Saturday night, the first of three times this year the full moon will orbit nearer the earth and appear unusually large and bright.
The supermoon is technically known as a “perigee moon,” and occurs when the moon is full as it reaches perigee, the point of its orbit closest to the earth, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said in a statement. It looks largest when it’s closest to the horizon – an optical illusion.
“However, if it gets people out and looking at the night sky and maybe hooks them into astronomy, then it’s a good thing,” Geoff Chester of the US Naval Observatory, said on NASA’s website.
A 2013 supermoon was 14 percent bigger and 30 percent more luminous than the average full moon of that year, NASA said.
Two additional supermoons are expected in 2014, one on Aug. 10 and another on Sept. 9, NASA said. August’s supermoon is expected to be the most remarkable of the year. — Reuters
“Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Rainbow Brite. Rain-Blo bubble gum. LGBT pride. Italian peace flag. Double rainbow euphoria. Roy G. Biv. Gateway to gold. No matter the point of reference, rainbows have a way of capturing the imagination and bringing about a sense of wonderment.
Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day and the rainy season, Baltimore Sun director of photography Robert Hamilton provides a few tips for photographing the meteorological phenomenon. As for finding that pot of gold, we can’t help you there.