Do You Know The 3 Twilights? The Definitions Of Different Levels Of Twilight

Did you know there's more than one type of twilight? No, I'm not referring to the ever-popular Twilight movies.I'm talking about that time of day when the sun is shining light into our atmosphere -- just before sunrise and just after sunset.However, few people realize that there are actually 3 different definitions of twilight: Civil Twilight: This refers to the period of time when the sun is 6 degrees below the horizon. It's before the morning civil twilight and after the … [Read more...]

National Weather Service Satellite Radar Online + NASA Satellite Photos

Here's a cool tool for weather bugs: it's the National Weather Service's (NWS) satellite radar. You can check out the most recent images from the NWS satellite radar at the NWS website. The National Weather Service is a government organization responsible for providing forecasts, weather data, and other climate information for the public -- as well as being a great resource for scientists and meteorologists. Be sure to check out all the other great weather tools on the NWS website, … [Read more...]

How Hot Is The Sun? 5 Fun Sun Facts You’re Burning To Know

The sun is rising higher into the sky everyday as spring goes into full swing. So, about that sun... how hot is the sun? How far away is the sun? Well, slap on some sunscreen and bask in the warmth of these 5 fun sun facts: The Sun is approximately 90 million miles from Earth. The core of the Sun is a whopping 27 million degrees Fahrenheit; the surface is a relatively chilly 11,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The Sun has been around for about 4.6 billion years. The Sun is 109 times … [Read more...]

Take These Fun Weather Quiz Tests To See How Much You Know About The Weather


Are you ready to test your knowledge of the weather? It's time to flex your brain with these fun-but-challenging weather quiz tests. Some of these may just have you scratching your head! Air Pressure Quiz - 5 questions about air pressure as it pertains to the weather. Atmosphere Quiz - 10 questions to see what you know about the Earth's atmosphere. Causes of Climate Change Quiz - Do you know what causes climate change? Climate Quiz --6 questions to test your knowledge about … [Read more...]

Tips For Watching The Next Meteor Shower

Meteor showers happen often and can be seen at various times from a variety of locations all over the world. The most challenging part about watching meteor showers is knowing when they can be seen from a location near you. Here's when you can expect to see the next meteor shower and what to expect. Once you nail down a time and a location, the next hurdle is making sure Mother Nature keeps clear skies above -- so you can actually see the meteor shower! Believe me, clouds really can be a … [Read more...]

Winter’s Northern Lights Show Called Aurora Borealis

The Aurora Borealis, also known as The Northern Lights, are a phenomenon usually seen in the skies above the Northern polar regions of planet Earth.   Canada, Alaska, and many of the northern tier states are well within the range that can experience these dramatic light displays. The Southern polar region has similar displays but they are referred to as the Aurora Australis. This Canadian Northern Lights video demonstrates the dramatic effect we see on many clear … [Read more...]