What is a fire rainbow and how does it form
By: Jon Dainty Sr.
The fire rainbow is a phenomenon of cold color involving meteorology. Contrary to its nickname, the fire rainbow has nothing to do with flames, and, if you see one, it will appear far above you, high in the atmosphere. The appearance of this lovely sight...
Coldest winters in the United States
By: Patricia Gable
The winter of 1777-78 in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania may not have broken any records for low temperatures or large amounts of snow but don’t tell that to the soldiers who fought there! This particular winter remains a famous one in American history because it...
Facts about snowflakes
By: Ann Major
Anyone who has lived in a northern climate can attest to the wondrous phenomenon of snowflakes falling from the sky, much like a snow globe being shaken and turned upside down. Examining their intricacies and complexities of design, the first fact about snowflakes is no...
By: Mary Paliescheskey
Snowflakes bring to mind the wonders of winter. Drifting flakes to fall on the tongue. A beautiful crystal shape floating on the wind, but what are they and how are they formed. What is a snowflake? Snowflakes are defined as “one of the small...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Aurora borealis is a colored display of lights in the Earth´s magnetic poles. The spectacular display of colored light (ribbons, curtains, rays and spots) is most commonly appreciated in the North (aurora Polaris) and South (aurora australis) poles. Aurora lights are created by the...
By: Shanan King
Dawn, the time marking the beginning of morning twilight, is the first light in the sky before the sun breaches the horizon. Sometimes it paints the sky in shades of orange and red thus the term "red dawn." There are many adages concerning red...
By: James Vigh
Anyone who drives a car or other vehicle at night or during the early morning has experienced the phenomenon of what is called “ground fog” – especially during cooler nights in the fall. Ground fog hugs the ground and does not reach up to...
By: Emma Flanagan
If you know someone with arthritis, chronic migraines or other chronic pain, you've probably heard them claim to know what the weather will be like. Some people who claim to have this ability even go so far as to say that they are better at...
Different ways to measure rainfall
By: Sam Smart
Did you ever wanted to know how much rain just fell in your own backyard? How about keeping track on a month’s worth of rain amounts by recording them every day? Rain gauges are great for anyone who’s a weather enthusiast. They can...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
A solar flare is a sudden and very powerful burst of magnetic energy occurring on the surface of the Sun. Solar flares occur when the Sun´s magnetic fields reconnect at the site active regions known as sunspots, ejecting clouds of electrons, ions and atoms...

 

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