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NASA GLOBE Observer’s Weekly Roundup: 5-11 February 2017

Wave clouds from space.

Where you are on Earth can affect what you see and how it looks. Be it clouds, or an eclipse. This and more in this week's roundup.

1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK: The clouds in the above image get their form from the land masses below. (The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite took the above image on 9 November 2011.)

"In the North Sea, air encounters a number of obstacles that create wave patterns. In some cases, as over the Faroe Islands, the wave patterns compliment one another, resulting in a wide swath. But in other cases, the waves created by one island or islet interact with waves created by another. The result is a mishmash of circular waves in a classic interference pattern."

2. PROTOCOL: GLOBE Mission Earth is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, titled: “Introducing the NEW and Improved GLOBE Cloud Protocol.” If you are a GLOBE teacher you won't want to miss this, so add it to your calendar and be sure to register in advance by clicking the link below.

3. FIRST: You can attend a teleconference this Thursday hosted by the Decadal Survey for Earth Science and Applications from Space. The title of the teleconference is: "Panel on Weather and Air Quality: Minutes to Subseasonal." 

4. ECLIPSE: There will be a penumbral lunar eclipse on Saturday. This eclipse will be visible to viewers in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and many parts of Asia. Though, check out the link below to see if you live in an area where the eclipse will last the longest.

5. WEEKLY VIDEO: How does the weather change the appearance of clouds? What weather are you experiencing where you live? See last week's favorite cloud observation submissions from around the world on our Facebook page. And don't forget to share your favorite photos with us by tagging us on Facebook and Twitter: #NASAGO.


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