24 August 2009


NASA maintains numerous websites -- one that i check daily is their astronomy picture of the day, or APOD. mostly the images are of events in space, but fairly often they include earth-bound geophysical or weather phenomena. case in point -- today's image featured a type of cloud formation which i'd never heard of (and i've a long-standing fascination with the weather, made more emphatic by my interest in getting a private pilot's license). the clouds you see are called morning glory clouds. a tubular or roll cloud which occurs every spring over queensland, australia. check out the "calendar" and "index" tabs at the bottom of the APOD webpage for many, many additional spectacular images of earth and space. (as always, click on the image to enlarge)

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