Waiting patiently for Typhoon Hannah to pass. Over the last few days here in the Philippines there has been a no sea travel restriction due to the strong typhoon passing over. Tomorrow the restriction will be lifted and I’m real excited to explore the islands around here ~ El Nido, Philippines. by doyoutravel http://ift.tt/1hpBmpt
Project 941 Akula, Russian Акула (Shark), known in the west as the Typhoon class of nuclear ballistic missile submarines.
At a submerged displacement of 48,000 metric tons (47,240 long tons), a length of 175 meters (574 ft 2 in), a beam of 23 meters (75 ft 6 in) and a draught of 12 meters (39 ft 4 in), they are the biggest submarines ever made, with six units build starting in the early 80′s, and only one remaining in limited service with the russian navy as a testbed platform for a new generation of SLBMs.
Past meets future: The soon to be decommissioned Akula-class (NATO: Typhoon) nuclear ballistic submarine TK-208 Dmitriy Donskoy shadows the newest member of the Russian navy, the Borei-class nuclear ballistic submarine K-551 Vladimir Monomakh.
This video is a series of shots from the Japanese Himawari-8 weather satellite focused on the eye of Super Typhoon Nepartak, currently churning in the waters just off of Taiwan. The storm did begin to weaken as it approached the Taiwan coast, but the waters off the coast are some of the most abnormally warm on Earth today, supplying a lot of potential energy for the storm.