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December 10, 2008

 

Assortment of contrails

Airplane Contrails

Why do airplanes sometimes leave long white contrails behind?

October 22, 2008

 

Steaming pot on stove

Clouds in the Kitchen

Steam is water that's heated to two hundred twelve degrees Fahrenheit. Believe it or not, steam is invisible--you can see right through it!

October 21, 2008

 

Rain storm in park

Boiling Water Under Boiling Clouds

You may be surprised to hear that it's actually easier to boil water on stormy days than it is when the weather is clear and sunny.

September 1, 2008

 

dew

Is Dew In The Morning A Good Way To Predict The Weather?

"When the dew is on the grass, rain will never come to pass; When grass is dry at morning light, look for rain before the night." Is this true?

November 13, 2007

 

Arctic at sunset

Clouds Shining in the Night

If you ever visit the Arctic, you might see some really cool, luminescent clouds high up in the atmosphere. Scientists call them night shining clouds.

August 14, 2007

 

Cloudy sky over landscape

A Cloud Magnet

If you look at the sky on a cloudy day, you will find more clouds near the horizon than directly overhead. Why? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

December 19, 2006

 

lightning bolts in the clouds in front of the moon

Iced Lightning

Do ice and lightning mix? Find out how a lightning bolt forms and how ice plays a role.

July 22, 2005

 

ring around the moon

A Ring Around The Moon

Unlike Saturn, which has actual, physical rings, the ring you can sometimes see around the moon is merely an optical illusion.

July 29, 2004

 

How Clouds Float

Learn how clouds float on this Moment of Science.

July 22, 2004

 

Pareidolia

Can you see the man in the moon? Learn about pareidolia on this Moment of Science.

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