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Britain’s Chris Froome follows his teammates as they set the pace in the climb during the seventeenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 184.5 kilometers on Wednesday
Lightning from a severe storm fills the sky behind a grain elevator in Belvue, Kansas
A colourful sky before sunrise on Whitley Bay beach, as December could be the mildest across a large part of England since records began more than 350 years ago
A lenticular cloud forms as white streaks from airplanes mark the blue sky, in a rare atmospheric phenomena above the town of Gevgelija, Macedona. Lenticular clouds have been regularly confused for UFOs throughout history due to the their smooth, round or oval lens-shaped structure
The Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights illuminate the night sky near the town of Kirkenes in northern Norway
A lunar eclipse coincides with a so-called “supermoon” in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England. Sky-watchers around the world are in for a treat Sunday night and Monday when the shadow of Earth casts a reddish glow on the moon, the result of rare combination of an eclipse with the closest full moon of the year
A faint Aurora can be seen over Bamburgh lighthouse in Northumberland the early hours of this morning
Lightning strikes during an evening thunderstorm in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince
The sun rises over Whitley Bay with the top of St Mary’s lighthouse visible, as hot and humid air is expected to be pushed into northern Europe this weekend, including Britain, creating a “Spanish Plume”
Hot air balloons rise into the morning sky from the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta main arena at the Ashton Court estate onFriday in Bristol, England. The early morning flight of over 100 balloons was the first mass ascent of the four-day Bristol International Balloon Fiesta which started on Thursday. Now in its 37th year, the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is Europe’s largest annual hot air balloon event in the city that is seen by many balloonists as the home of modern ballooning.
A meteorite burns up in the atmosphere, seen near Salgotarjan, 109km northeast of Budapest, Hungary
Full moon sets behind the parish church of Schoenach near Regensburg, southern Germany, on Wednesday
A volcanic eruption illuminates the clouds around the Etna volcano, near Catania, Sicily island, southern Italy, early on Monday