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Leonid Meteor Shower

The Leonid Meteor Shower is an annual celestial event awaited by stargazers. The Leonid Meteor Shower is named after the constellation Leo, from where the meteors appear to emanate. It occurs when Earth crosses the debris trail left by comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle. This event is known for its bright meteors and persistent trails left in the sky, providing a spectacular view for observers​.

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Orionids Starfall

From October 16 to 27, a real starfall will spill onto the Earth. It will be a meteor shower with a radiant in the Orion constellation, and therefore it will be called the Orionids Starfall. The peak of its activity will be on October 21-22. Scientists estimate that the average number of falling stars will be around 20-25 per hour.

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Nortada: The Cool and Refreshing Wind of Portugal's Coast

The Nortada wind usually happens during the spring and summer seasons in Portugal. From May to September, this amazing wind comes along the coast to bring relief from the heat and make everything feel cooler and more comfortable. Nortada wind happens because of the difference in temperature between the land and the sea.

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Overcast vs Cloudy Weather: What's the Difference?

While overcast and cloudy weather conditions both involve clouds in the sky, there is an important distinction between the two terms. Let’s take a closer look at what defines overcast weather and what defines cloudy weather. Overcast Weather Overcast refers to dense, complete, or nearly complete cloud cover where clouds obscure most or all of the sky and block out direct sunlight.

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The Mighty Mistral Wind: A Famous and Powerful Force

Have you ever heard of the Mistral wind? It’s one of the most famous winds in the world and has a big impact on the weather in southern France. In this article, we’ll explore what makes the Mistral special, when it happens, and how it affects the cities in its path.

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What Makes Light Drizzle Light?

Light drizzle is a type of precipitation with very small raindrops. The drops are around 0.2 to 0.5 millimeters in diameter, making them barely visible. Light drizzle often occurs in cooler temperatures between 10 to 18 degrees Celsius. The air is usually calm with little wind. Light drizzle forms when low, gray clouds called stratus clouds cover the sky.

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How Mist Is Different From Fog?

Mist occurs when temperatures range from 5 to 15°C and warm air meets cooler surfaces. This interaction of warm and cool air leads to the formation of very small water droplets in the atmosphere. Unlike fog, which contains larger droplets, mist droplets are typically not visible to the naked eye.

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Longest Recorded Sunshine

Polar daylight record of 69 days of continuous sunshine in 2020. Ny-Ålesund is a small research community on the island of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard archipelago, located in the Arctic Circle. During summer months at this high latitude location, the sun does not set below the horizon due to the effects of polar daylight.

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What is "Indian summer"?

What is “Indian summer” and when does it happen? Mid-autumn is the time for the “return of summer”. Though all of us understand pretty well that a couple of warm and sunny autumn weeks will soon be replaced by the first frost, we continue calling this short period as summer.

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Largest Full Moon in 2023

On the evening of August 31, 2023, we will have the opportunity to witness one of the most significant astronomical events - a supermoon. On this evening, the full moon will approach the Earth at its closest distance this year, offering a mesmerizing celestial spectacle. Our natural satellite will be accompanied by two great planets - Saturn and Jupiter.

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