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Posts tagged clouds

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.

January 16, 2004

 

Acid Rain

Learn about all the chemicals found in rainwater, on this Moment of Science.

October 7, 2003

 

Elvis in a Burrito

Was Elvis really in a burrito? Was Princess Di found in a cookie? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Don’t Try This at Home

What Ben actually did in his famous 1752 experiment was to cause some excess electrical charge near a storm cloud to ground out through his kite string–still an impressive demonstration, but a much less powerful prospect than an actual lightning strike.

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