Krakatoa sunsets, 1883 artworks
Krakatoa sunsets. Artwork of the spectacular red and orange sunsets caused in London, England, by the August 1883 eruption of Krakatoa, a volcano thousands of kilometres away in Indonesia. The ash thrown up by the eruption caused sunsets like these for years afterwards. These three artworks are a sequence, showing twilight and afterglow effects at Chelsea, London, on 26 November 1883, at around: 4.40pm (top); 5pm (middle); and 6.15pm (bottom). These are among the thousands of sunset sketches made by the British artist William Ashcroft. Krakatoa's eruption prompted many reports and investigations. These artworks formed the frontispiece for The Report of the Krakatoa Committee of the Royal Society (1888).
© ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
The King's Mill, Castle Donington, Leicestershire
Artist: Dawson, Henry - Title: The King's Mill, Castle Donington, Leicestershire - Date: 1862 - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 100.2 x 152.4
19th Century, Boat, Castle Donington, Clouds, Cloudy, Cottages, Fishing, Hazy, Henry Dawson, Landscape, Leicester, Leicestershire, Nottingham, Oil Painting, Reeds, River, Sun Light, Sun Set, Sunny, The Kings Mill
Tornadic supercell thunderstorm
Tornadic supercell thunderstorm. Bolts of cloud- to-cloud lightning in a supercell thunderstorm at sunset. A tornado is seen forming at bottom centre. A supercell thunderstorm is a severe long- lived storm within which the wind speed and direction changes with height. This produces a strong rotating updraft of warm air, known as a mesocyclone, and a separate downdraft of cold air. Tornadoes may form in the mesocyclone, in which case the storm is classified as a tornadic supercell thunderstorm. The storms also produce torrential rain and hail. Photographed on 10 June 2004 in Red Cloud, Nebraska, USA.
© Chris Gullikson/Jim Reed Photography/Science Photo Library