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Amy Christie Hunter told INSIDER she spotted a bizarre cloud formation materializing over Smith Mountain in Virginia on Tuesday evening.

13 surreal photos of rare clouds that were taken at the perfect time

Perfectly captured photos show clouds that look like ocean waves and UFOs. Other rare clouds even glow in the night sky.
Amy Christie Hunter told INSIDER she spotted a bizarre cloud formation materializing over Smith Mountain in Virginia on Tuesday evening.

A photo of a bizarre cloud formation in Virginia looks just like the swirling sky from Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’

Amy Christie Hunter took a photo of Kelvin-Helmholtz clouds, incredibly rare formations that look like ocean waves.
A man jumps off of Stonehenge during summer solstice celebrations.

The June solstice comes on Friday. Here’s why the event kicks off summer and winter at the same time.

In the northern hemisphere, June 21 will be the longest day of the 2019. But in the southern hemisphere, it will be the shortest.
The Earth's magnetic field is anchored by the north and south magnetic poles.

Earth’s magnetic north pole is moving too fast for experts to keep up. Now scientists might know why.

Scientists have modeled the jerks inside our planet's core that cause magnetic north to go haywire. Accurate models of magnetic north inform our GPS.
A reusable water bottle is key.

13 ways to help the Earth that sound hard but aren’t

There are little steps you can take every day to help the environment. Here are some easy ways to make a positive impact on Earth.
Consider turning off your car instead of leaving it in idle.

12 easy things you can do to help the Earth

Helping the environment doesn't have to take a lot of time and effort. Here are little things you can do to help the Earth.
A view of Africa taken by Apollo 11 astronauts on July 20, 1969.

The first day of spring is finally here — for about 90% of us. Here’s why equinoxes mark the changing of seasons.

The spring or vernal equinox happens at 5:58 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Here's how Earth and the sun work together to change our seasons.
A "spacecraft selfie" taken by SpaceIL's Beresheet lunar lander on the way to the moon.

The world’s first private lunar lander just took a selfie with Earth on its way to the moon

SpaceX rocketed a small Israeli robot called Beresheet toward the moon on February 21. Ahead of a lunar-landing attempt, it took a selfie photo.
Astronaut Anne McClain plays with a plush Earth toy inside SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule. The vehicle docked to the International Space Station on March 3, 2019, marking the first arrival of a human-rated commercial spaceship at the football-field-size laboratory.

SpaceX launched a plush toy Earth on its new Crew Dragon spaceship. Now supplies of ‘buddy’ are dwindling across the planet.

Celestial Buddies, which makes a fuzzy Earth doll, said it was shocked to see its inventory sell out after SpaceX rocketed one of the toys into orbit.
The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long.

The Grand Canyon is one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. Here are 13 things you might not know about it.

The Grand Canyon is one of the most well-known US national parks and one of the most visited attractions in the country.