Thursday, a sea of fog filled the Grand Canyon. This rare phenomenon occurred as a result of total temperature inversion, which is the increase of temperature with height.
Cold air was trapped at the base of the canyon and was topped by warm air; enough low-level moisture was available Thursday for fog to develop. Fog filling the Grand Canyon is a rare and beautiful event that occurs only once every few years. Below are some photos taken of the canyon yesterday:
— TIME.com (@TIME) December 12, 2014
— Cory Mottice (@EverythingWX) December 12, 2014
This next capture is the the most fascinating. It’s a time lapse of the event taking place. Talk about eye candy…