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Weather predictions, musings and more in this week's roundup. 1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK:  Clouds are useful for predicting the weather. Do you know the following saying: "Red skies at night, sailors delight. Red skies in morning sailors fair warning." See the image above? What does it predict? Learn what in the article below. The above image was taken by G. White. Article 2. CLOUDS: Monday is   Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell's 73rd birthday (7 November  1943). Here are a few lyrics from her song titled "Both Sides, Now" from...


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Big question. Do you prefer the spooky or the magical? Much of the below fits in either category, so take your pick from this week's roundup. 1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK:  Don't these clouds look eerie? The green glow from auroras in Iceland make for a fantastical photograph. This one was taken by Daniele Boffelli and was featured on NASA's Picture of the Day  in November 2015. Learn more about it and how it is an unusual shot in the link below. More Information 2. ANNIVERSARY: This Monday is Halloween, but it is also   NASA's Jet Propulsion...


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This week is full of fun opportunities. Plus, plan your Halloween costume  in this week's roundup. 1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK:  This image was taken by Alfred Lee and shows two unusual clouds high in the sky over Hong Kong, China.  Here is what NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) had to say about this image and the clouds: "In the foreground was a long lenticular cloud, a cloud that forms near mountains from uprising air and might appear to some as an alien spaceship. Higher in the sky, and further in the background, was a colorful iridescent cloud....


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What impression do you make?  Good? Bad? Not sure? What does that mean, anyway? The word "Impression" is defined as: "An effect, a feeling, or an image retained as a consequence of experience." What about clouds? What impression do clouds leave with you? How about other natural phenomenon ? Two wonders to view and more in this week's roundup. 1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK:  Supermoon.  The above image from NASA is of a supermoon with clouds over the Old Post Office and Clock Tower in Washington D.C. (Looks a little bit spooky too.) This Sunday the...


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Wishing all of those in the path of hurricane Matthew to stay safe and dry.  Keep updated about the hurricane and more in this week's roundup. 1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK:  The above image and data was taken by NASA's CloudSat and shows hurricane Matthew over the Carribean on 6 October 2016. The caption: "NASA’s CloudSat flew east of Hurricane Matthew’s center on Oct. 6 at 11:30 a.m. PDT (2:30 p.m. EDT), intersecting parts of Matthew’s outer rain bands and revealing Matthew’s anvil clouds (thick cirrus cloud cover), with cumulus and cumulonimbus clouds beneath...


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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.