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NASA GLOBE Observer’s Weekly Roundup: 7 - 13 Jan. 2018

A view of a large winter storm from space.

Storms, hobbies and more in this week's edition of the roundup.

1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK: This last week the eastern part of the United States was hit with a major winter storm.

"The fast-moving storm hit the Southeast on January 3, delivering snow to Tallahassee, Florida, for the first time in three decades and knocking out power to tens of thousands of people in Georgia and Florida. Strengthening over the ocean, it then pummeled coastal areas of South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Delaware, and New Jersey on January 4, with winds of up to 50 miles (80 kilometers) per hour and several inches of snow.

By the time the storm reached New England, it was dumping a foot or more of snow in white-out conditions in the worst-hit areas. In Boston, hurricane-force winds pushed tides to near-record levels and sent water spilling into the city."

2. HOBBIES: Did you know that January is National Hobby Month? What better way to kick off the new year then by learning a new skill or making new friends? Perhaps you will take up photography? Or maybe hiking? Or maybe you will teach others your skills? Either way, be sure to take NASA GO along with you and your new adventures. We look forward to seeing your observations in new places.

Besides being a citizen scientist, how about becoming an amateur astronomer? Learn more in the link below.

3. FUN: In the link below learn what astronauts on the ISS do with their free time. Because, after all as one NASA writer has said: "Fun is an essential ingredient to the quality of life."

4. CALENDAR: Have you seen the 2018 NASA Science calendar yet? Download it for free in the link below. It is just beautiful. Use it to plan your year and be inspired.

5. WEEKLY VIDEO: Here is our favorite cloud observation submissions from the past week. Thank you for sharing with us your observations from all around the world.


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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.