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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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Devising plans for the upcoming days/weeks/months? We have a few for your weekend. If you are more spontaneous than that do not read the below.   Rockets, satellites, shooting stars, and more in this week's round up. 1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK:  The above image -- taken in 2011 -- was taken from a shuttle training aircraft and shows NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavour cutting through a blanket of clouds as it heads toward Earth orbit in order to rendezvous with the International Space Station (ISS). Read More About the Image 2. FATHER...


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First impression are not always what they seem. What about cloud impressions? Clouds are always clouds, but sometimes they can look like something else. How about an  e lephant ?  Cloud shapes, a birthday, some poetry, and more in this week's roundup. 1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK:  The above image -- taken in September two years ago -- was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite and shows a circular shape made up of clouds. "While circular clouds like this can form in several situations, this...


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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.