Twitter user Chris (RaiderTex52) just posted this photograph taken yesterday by his friend Ryan Scott, flying at 38,000 feet northwest of Amarillo, Texas. It's a massive haboob—the arabic term for a type of intense dust storm. It just looks like The Nothingness is eating Texas like a good juicy steak.
There is nothing that embodies the idea of "terrible beauty" more than an approaching sandstorm. Here is what these awe-inspiring forces of nature look like, right before they consume the ocean or landscape in blinding clouds.
Arizona was hit with a massive dust storm that turned day into night, halted flights and knocked out power to over 8,000 people. Those in the midst of this amazing storm fired up their cameras and began capturing video of the storm as it hit. Check out the footage above from Mike Olbinski and from Scott Wood below. […