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Noctilucent clouds, behaving strangely (2014-2015)

Noctilucent_clouds
Excerpt from the article. ……”This past season was not like the others,” notes Cora Randall, a member of the AIM science team and the chair of the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Colorado. “The clouds were much more variable, and there was an enormous decrease in cloud frequency 15 to 25 days after the summer solstice. That’s when the clouds are usually most abundant.” What does this mean? Previous research shows that NLCs are a sensitive indicator of long-range teleconnections in Earth’s atmosphere, which link weather and climate across hemispheres. …… To read the full article go to http://www.sott.net/article/293260-Noctilucent-clouds-behaving-strangely 

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NASA is About To Blast Some Rockets Through Alaska’s Northern Lights

cropped-aurora_10-wallpaper-2560x1440.jpgUnraveling the mysterious electrical currents of the aurora borealis.” To read the article go to http://www.popsci.com/nasa-about-blast-some-rockets-through-alaskas-northern-lights

Polar stratospheric clouds spotted by observer in Norway

C#3 Below is only an excerpt.
“A possible outbreak of polar stratospheric clouds (PSCs) is underway around the Arctic Circle. Unlike normal grey-white clouds, which hug Earth’s surface at altitudes of only 5 to 10 km, PSCs float through the stratosphere (25 km) and they are fantastically colorful.”…….. To read the full article go to http://www.sott.net/article/290544-Polar-stratospheric-clouds-spotted-by-observer-in-Norway

Strange Phenomenon: Space rock explodes in atmosphere? Strange ‘explosion’ in the sky turns night to day in the Urals, Russia (Videos)

Excerpt. ……….”According to regional television neither meteorologists nor scientists can explain the strange phenomenon. A local observatory indicated nothing fell from the sky on the day of the flash. Local officials from the Emergencies Ministry refused to comment on the happening.”…….. There is also another video in the article. The link is below this video.


http://www.sott.net/article/289136-Space-rock-explodes-in-atmosphere-Strange-explosion-in-the-sky-turns-night-to-day-in-the-Urals-Russia

Northern Lights: 8 Dazzling Facts About Auroras

Interesting article! The aurora picture below looks like an eagle. Link to the article is below the picture. One interesting fact about aurora’s is that other planets have them too.

Wings of Lighthttp://www.livescience.com/48463-facts-about-northern-lights.html

Gorgeous!!! Aurora Picture, and Phenomenon Solar Sector Boundary Crossings

B#169 Emerald Dynamite.
Gorgeous!!! This striking picture was taken by Ole Salomonsen of Tromso, Norway.

Click the image to enlarge.
There are many more beautiful pictures on his website.
To read the description and get links scroll down below the picture.

 

 

Excerpt from the article “On Oct. 18th, Earth passed through multiple folds in the heliospheric current sheet–a phenomenon known as “solar sector boundary crossings.” This sparked a veritable explosion of bright auroras around the Arctic Circle. Ole Salomonsen of Tromso, Norway, captured the outburst in this photo, which he calls Emerald Dynamite:” …………..
Ole’s website http://www.arcticlightphoto.no/

SpaceWeather http://spaceweather.com/