Next week, some exciting things are happening in the sky and if you live in certain parts of the United States or Asia, you just might get to see them. Sunday May 20 will be the date of an annular solar eclipse, which is what happens when the moon passes directly in front of the

It’s Heating Up

Thursday, 09 June 2011 by

The south is in the midst of a killer heatwave, with a forecast of 19 consecutive days of temperatures hitting 90 degrees or higher. This week also saw a unique space happening that was pretty hot. On Tuesday, the sun released a medium sized solar flare which caused particles to erupt in the shape of

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Staying Safe in All Weather

Tuesday, 03 May 2011 by

The south is still in recovery mode after the storms that ripped through the area in the last few weeks. Some NASA images taken via Landsatellite are helping scientists understand the paths of the tornadoes. You might have heard your parents talking about the storms, or maybe you even live near where they took place. Storms that

Rainbows and Weather

Friday, 25 February 2011 by

Have you ever woken up after a stormy night to see a beautiful rainbow stretched across the sky? When the Sun shines on droplets of moisture in the Earth’s atmosphere, it causes us to see a rainbow. These colorful arcs are unusual and remarkable things. Did you know that rainbows caused by sunlight always appear

A Closer Look at Snow

Friday, 04 February 2011 by

Even though the groundhog may have seen his shadow yesterday, many parts of the United States are still experiencing harsh winter conditions of freezing temperatures, snow and ice. Did you know that scientists can use space technology to learn more about the weather and help communities prepare for blizzards to save resources and lives? Huntsville,