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September 30, 2013

 

sunrise above the water

Sunrise Or Sunset: How Do You Tell?

When looking at a picture of the sun, how could you tell whether or not it's rising or setting?

February 5, 2013

 

footprint on the moon's surface

Why Don’t Marks On The Surface Of The Moon Disappear?

When Neil Armstrong took his "one small step", the impression he made was lasting.

January 3, 2013

 

raindrops on the roof of a car

The Physics Of Rain On The Rear Window

Raindrops batter the front windshield and seem to avoid the back window as long as the car is moving. How is that possible?

January 19, 2012

 

clouds in the sky

Why Are Clouds White?

Clouds can range in color from brilliant white to almost black. Why?

May 17, 2011

 

hailstones on the ground

How Nature Creates Hailstones

The largest hailstone ever recorded was over five inches in diameter, weighed over one and a half pounds, and fell on Coffeyville, Kansas in September of 1970.

January 8, 2010

 

Tall, green forest trees.

Exploding Trees

A single lightening bolt carries a peak current that's ten thousand times what an average light bulb would use.

November 19, 2009

 

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Raindrops Of Many Sizes

Why are raindrops different sizes when they fall from the sky?

May 15, 2009

 

Pouring rain

When It Smells Like Rain

It smells like rain, but how? Find out in today's A Moment of Science.

February 9, 2009

 

Double rainbow over lake

Why Are Rainbows Curved?

The narrow range of angles at which the colors are reflected is the key to why rainbows must be curved.

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?

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