The Iridescent Lenticular Clouds

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Lenticular clouds (Altocumulus lenticularis in Latin) is a lentil-shaped type of cloud from which it got its name. These are strange and unnatural-looking clouds that are primarily formed in the troposphere. Lenticular clouds are usually formed in an alignment perpendicular to the wind direction.  They primarily develop among the crests and valleys … Read more

All About Green Lightning

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Green lightning is such a rare weather phenomenon that only a few are lucky enough to have witnessed. It’s almost like regular lightning, except for its eerie green color. There already is a simple theory behind it and some misconceptions as well. The only actual photograph of green lightning was taken during the eruption … Read more

What is Red lightning?

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Red lightning or red sprites are large-scale electric discharges occurring overhead cumulonimbus or thunderstorm clouds, causing a wide range of visual shapes to flicker in the night sky. They are typically brought on by the positive lightning discharges between the ground and an underlying thundercloud. These luminous reddish-orange flashes usually happen at … Read more

Facts You Should Know About Antarctica

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Antarctica is one of the continents in the south. The geographic location of Antarctica is in the South Pole. To your surprise, it is the fifth-largest continent and it is twice the size of Australia. Among all of the seven continents on this planet, Antarctica is the least populated continent. In summers, … Read more

What is an Aurora and What Makes it Happen?

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An aurora or northern lights is a display of colorful natural lights that shimmer in the sky. These lights typically feature a yellow, green or red colors etc. Furthermore, the lights gently shift and even change shape like soft blowing curtains. Only visible at night, aurora are known to appear usually in … Read more

What causes Thunderstorms?

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It was a pleasant day one morning. The clouds are in the sky forming different shapes and sizes. Ben and Mike decided to go for a hike to breathe some colder and fresher air of the mountain. They packed their things, brought water, food, and other essential stuff for the day’s adventure. … Read more

What is Cloud Seeding?

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Clouds contain water droplets that condense and eventually turn into rain. However, not all the time that the water is enough to create precipitation. Sometimes, water molecules spread out due to the lack of water droplets on the clouds. This is where the importance of cloud seeding comes in. WHAT IS CLOUD … Read more

What is Catatumbo lightning?

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Lightning is the sudden discharge of the electrostatic force during an electrical storm. During this discharge, the atmosphere’s charged regions equalize themselves temporarily right as they hit an object on the ground. There will always be the sound of thunder accompanying the lightning. How does lightning form? Since lightning is an electric … Read more

Places with the most extreme weather conditions

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The different types of clouds signify about the condition of the day. Cirrus clouds mean you can enjoy a pleasant day at your favorite beach or have some fun mountain trailing with your friends. However, when you see a stratus cloud, expect a little rain or sometimes a little snow. With the … Read more