Double rainbow seen from Lower Mammoth in Yellowstone National Park. Photo: Dan Hottle/NPS, public domain.

Exploring Rainbows and Moonbows

Caitlin Dempsey

Rainbows and moonbows occur when light is refracted through drops of water in the sky.

Paulette Returns as a Zombie Storm

Caitlin Dempsey

Paulette briefly evolved back into a tropical storm, making it a zombie storm according to NASA and NOAA.

Derecho moving across the Midwest. Image: NOAA, public domain.

Satellite Captures Derecho Moving Across the Midwest

Caitlin Dempsey

The GOES-East satellite captured a derecho over the U.S. Midwest on August 10, 2020.

Using Remote Sensing to Understand Steve in the Sky

Elizabeth Borneman

Scientists took a scene from the movie and applied it to real life. When they observed something in the sky they didn’t understand and couldn’t readily identify, they called it Steve.

This Map Lets You Find the Best Cloud-Free Location to View the 2017 Solar Eclipse in the United States

Elizabeth Borneman

This year a total solar eclipse will occur on August 21st, and will be visible from many states in the United States. The total solar eclipse will be visible in a path from Oregon to South Carolina.

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