Wondering the difference between partly cloudy and mostly sunny? Or mostly cloudy and partly sunny? Here are the official definitions for all forms of cloud coverage in the sky, according to the National Weather Service.
Fun Halloween costume ideas for a weatherman (or a weatherman wannabee). Think along these lines: hurricane, sun, flood, mother nature, global warming, earth day, hail, clouds, snow globe, el nino, weatherman, tsunami, rain, snow, mother earth, blizzard, lightning, wind, stormy weather, rainbow, tornado, weather forecast, snowman, snowflake, wind turbine and solar panel costume ideas!
Planning to watch an eclipse soon? Me too! Here’s what to look for when buying solar eclipse glasses, how to make a pinhole viewer that’s safe for watching a solar eclipse, and the ONLY time that it’s safe to view a solar eclipse with your naked eyes.
The Great American Solar Eclipse (or 2017 total solar eclipse) is August 21, 2017. Just about everybody in the continental United States will see a partial eclipse on that date — but only people in these 12 states will see a total solar eclipse! See a map of the 2017 eclipse path, the best places to view it, how to safely watch the eclipse, and when the next solar eclipses will occur.
The most dangerous weather events are lightning, tornadoes, winter storms, extreme heat & floods. These 31 deadly weather facts prove it! Protect yourself.
One of the best tools to help you assess your risk of getting a sunburn is the UV index scale. I’ve come to learn that the UV index is just as important to pay attention to as any other part of the weather forecast on TV or online. But what, exactly, is the UV index scale […]
Many people don’t really know what causes the seasons or what the brightest star in the sky is. These science facts may astound you!
Have you ever seen a sun halo? They’re actually quite rare. See what causes a sun halo, the shapes that sun halos take on, and what a sun halo really means.
Ever wonder where the phrase ‘dog days of summer’ comes from? Or when the first day of summer is? Here are 4 fun summer weather facts that may surprise you!
Tips for viewing these 4 amazing sky events WITHOUT a telescope: Aurora Borealis, Solar Eclipses, Lunar Eclipses, and Meteor Showers!
Are you curious what sun spots are? Have you been curious on what you need to do to view them safely? The answers to these and your other burning sun spot questions can be found here.
Did you know that red will always be the outermost color and the darker blue-to-violet color will always be the innermost one? See why, plus fun facts about different types of rainbows.
What is lightning temperature like? Try hotter than the sun!
Find out what the Montreal Protocol does and how it has played a vital role in protecting the ozone layer in our atmosphere.
On July 11, 2010, those living in parts of the South Pacific will be able to see an amazing solar eclipse. Be sure to check it out on the news!
Ever wonder why summer will be starting at exactly 7:28 am on June 21, 2010? It all has to do with the summer solstice.
Measuring distance in the sky will help you find all kinds of cool weather and astronomical things, including sun dogs, how much time you have before sunset, and even stars and constellations.
Did you know there are 3 different kinds of twilight that take place before sunrise and after sunset? Hare are the official definitions for the 3 twilights: civil twilight, nautical twilight, and astronomical twilight.
Ice crystals can create beautiful images in the sky, like sun dogs, halos, and sun pillars.
Here are 5 fun sun facts that will heat up your interest in the star that keeps us warm from afar.
Weather books for kids will help children understand and learn more about the weather — and may help encourage some young weather lovers to pursue a career in meteorology!
If you see a prism effect of colors in the sky, is it a rainbow, a sundog, or a parhelion? Here’s how to tell the difference, plus tips for viewing sun dogs in the sky.
Find out more about the two types of sunblock, what SPF ratings really mean, and what the difference is between sunblock and sunscreen.
We usually think of summer as that time between Memorial Day at the end of May and Labor Day in the beginning of September. Officially, that’s not really the case though. Here’s more about ‘the first day of summer’… and for that matter, ‘the first day of winter’. We’ll try to make sense of what’s going on during summer solstice and winter solstice.
Following is a collection of little-known facts about SPF, plus some humorous links for over-the-top sunblock wearers.