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Viral Video Shows Mammoth Wave Get So High It Touches the Clouds

by Thad Mitchell
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The strength and beauty of Mother Nature were on full display in a video that recently went viral showing a giant wave so high it touches the sky.

The 40-second video, tweeted last week by Sci-Tech Nature Zone, shows rapidly rising water seemingly crashing into clouds hovering in the sky above. Once the wave brushes the sky, it folds into itself creating a perfect water tunnel that only the bravest surfers would dare ride.

The video clip presents the massive wave in slow-motion, allowing the viewer to gaze at and appreciate nature’s force.

The video has nearly 109,000 retweets and more than 313,000 “likes” since it was shared last Friday. Of the 1,800 comments, many tweeters describe the wave video as amazing.

Others tweeted reminders that Mother Nature should be treated with respect and safety. Some even described the wave as potentially dangerous.

Sci-Tech Nature Zone is the Twitter page for the website www.thescienceandspace.com. The site and its Twitter page promise to give viewers a “daily dose of science, space, nature, and technology.”

In addition to the spectacular wave video, the site features breath-taking videos and photos. Photos of an erupting volcano, outer space, and colorful butterflies are a few things on the Twitter page.

Waves form by energy passing through water, causing it to move in a circular motion, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Wind-driven waves, or surface waves, form by the friction between wind and surface water. As wind blows across the surface of the ocean or a lake, the continual disturbance creates a wave crest.