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NASA GLOBE Observer’s Weekly Roundup: 29 Oct. -- 4 Nov. 2017


The sun from space with sun flares resembling a jack-o-lantern face.

Halloween is just around the corner. (Doesn't the above image look like a jack-o-lantern?) A few tricks and treats for you in this week's edition of the roundup. 

1. BLOODSUCKERS:  Hate to break it to you, but vampires are not real. However, blood-sucking mosquitoes are very real. Help eradicate mosquito breeding sites through using NASA GLOBE Observer's Mosquito Habitat Mapper.  Download it and learn more today in the links below.

2. HOWL AT THE MOON: Well, I don't think this is the main event at International Observer the Moon Night (InOMN) on Saturday, 28 October.  However, the Moon will be full on 2-3 November this week, so watch out for werewolves then.

InOMN "is an annual worldwide celebration of lunar science and exploration, sponsored by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission and partners. One day each year, everyone on Earth is invited to observe and learn about the Moon and its connection to planetary science, and share personal and community connections we all have to the Moon. In 2017, we are focusing on eclipses, in honor of the total solar eclipse that crossed the United States in August, a lunar eclipse that will occur in January, and past and future eclipses visible around the world. Eclipses are both beautiful to behold, and scientifically interesting."

3. EXCITEMENT A'BREWING: NASA is asking you to share pictures of yourself or your friends and family wearing space-themed costumes Use #NASACostume and you and your costume just might be featured on NASA's social media pages.

4. HALLOWEEN SPACE IMAGERY: A trick of the perspective or lighting can make natural sights appear, well unnatural.  We have a few treats for you in the links below.  

5. PUMPKIN TIME: Besides being Halloween, Tuesday the 31st  also marks the 81st  anniversary of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). And on Tuesday, JPL will also host it's Annual Robotics Team Pumpkin Carving Contest. This is a must see event (last year's winners made on International television) and you can watch it live Tuesday on Facebook.  Check out the JPL Facebook page for more information.

6. WEEKLY VIDEO: And of course, we do want to share with you our favorite cloud observation submissions from the past week. See the link below to access the video. 

 

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Did you Know?

Cirrus over Cumulus

This is a great, and fairly typical shot of high thin cirrus over low cumulus clouds in the Tropics.

Photo taken by Doug Stoddard in Puerto Rico.