The sunset animates the sky on February 1, 2013 in Rustenburg, South Africa
A vivd lightning storm passes over Dorchester Bay in Boston on July 24, 2012.
The aurora borealis, or northern lights, glow near Tromsoe, Norway on January 24, 2012.
A fishing boat motors during a sunset in Mazatlan, Mexico on December 27, 2012.
A sky lantern is launched in Zagreb on December 20, 2012. The event "Kapulica & Lanterns" involves people releasing about a thousand lanterns to symbolize sending wishes to the universe.
Horses race down the back straight in The Castle Hotel In Taunton 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle Race at Taunton racecourse on January 7, 2013 in Taunton, England.
A noctilucent cloud, a rare super high altitude cloud barely visible from Earth, floats at dawn in the mesosphere in a photograph made the from International Space Station by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield on January 6, 2012.
Newfoundland and Labrador lie under clouds in a photograph made the from International Space Station by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield on January 7, 2012.
A storm formation tinged with red dust travels across the Indian Ocean near Onslow on the Western Australia coast on January 9, 2013.
People enjoy the seafront at Galle face green in Colombo, Sri Lanka on October 6, 2012.
Dark clouds cover the sky in downtown Shanghai on August 6, 2012.
People stand on the Arabian Sea coast after sunset in Mumbai on November 1, 2012.
A meteor streaks across the sky during the annual Geminid meteor shower on December 13, 2012, near Lafayette, Ind. The meteors radiate from the region of sky containing the constellation Gemini.
A lightning bolt flashes on the horizon over the River Plate off the coast of Montevideo, Uruguay on December 29, 2012.
Heavy clouds cover the skies over Beirut on January 7, 2013.
An Ultra orthodox Jewish man looks at a rainbow over the Mediterranean sea in Tel Aviv on January 9, 2013.
Clearing skies await a tripod-toting photographer looking for a spot to capture the early-morning light at Portland Head Light on January 17, 2013, in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
With the temperature at minus 6 degrees Fahrenheit, steam vapors from the Sappi paper mill dissipate into the early morning sky in Westrbook, Maine on January 24, 2013.
An atmospheric phenomenon known as a "sun dog" appears in the sky in Fort Ann, New York on January 25, 2013. The halo around the sun is caused by the refraction of sunlight by small ice crystals in the atmosphere.
The San Gabriel Mountains loom in the background during cloud cover over the Los Angeles skyline on January 26, 2013.
The full moon rising over the Chugach Mountains behind Anchorage, Alaska, is reflected in the waters of Cook Inlet on January 26, 2012.
A surfer takes on the large swells as storm clouds gather at Coogee Beach after winds and rain battered Sydney on January 29, 2013.
A cyclist pedals during severe pollution in Tiananmen Square on January 29, 2013 in Beijing.