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#ShowYourStripes Day

June 21st is #ShowYourStripes day, a global initiative aimed at raising awareness about climate change. The day is named after the iconic “climate stripes” graphics, which depict the warming of the earth’s surface over time using a simple¬†color scheme, with ūüü¶ blue representing cooler temperatures and ūüü• red representing warmer temperatures.

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Meteorological vs Astronomical Summer

Meteorological summer and astronomical summer are two different ways of defining the summer season. Meteorological summer is defined by the three warmest months of the year in a particular region, typically June, July, and August in the northern hemisphere and December, January, and February in the southern hemisphere. This definition is based on the annual temperature cycle and is primarily used by meteorologists and climatologists for weather forecasting and climate analysis.

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10 Windiest Spots in Europe

Europe is home to diverse landscapes, and its windy places offer exciting experiences for wind sports enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Let’s discover ten of Europe’s windiest places, from the sunny shores of Spain to the rugged shores of Norway.

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Have You Seen Silver Clouds?

Silver clouds are not just an art installation by Andy Warhol, these actual clouds (also called NLC or noctilucent clouds) can be usually observed in summer until the end of July. Starting late May the end of the month of July it might be possible to see silver or, as they are also called, “polar” clouds in the sky over Northern Europe, Canada and the northern regions of Russia.

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Shoes that Fight Climate Change?

Would you be alright if we start writing about products and services that help us mitigate climate emergency? Of course you would, so here is a shoe brand from Portugal that does exactly this. They collect plastic waste from beaches of the North of Portugal and use fabric made from pineapple leaves instead of leather, so that the resulting shoes are if not 100% sustainable - still telling the story of how we can do better.

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What are "White Nights"?

What exactly are “White Nights” and what causes them? This is the name of the long twilight, which lasts all night. From an astronomical point of view, twilight is understood as a period of time when the Sun is shallow below the horizon. During the white nights, natural light remains high.

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Weather & Climate Tracker for iPad

Climate summary for the last 100+ years, as you have seen with the #ShowYourStripes tag elsewhere Blue & Golden Hour stages for those who into photography and videography Notification Center Widget option for iOS 13 devices and people who still like these classic widgets better Actual control over measurement units, no more km/h winds when you understand m/s App interface in English, Arabic, French, Hebrew, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and Ukrainian And many more in the iPad version of the app.

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Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in May 2023

On Friday, May 5, 2023 the Moon will enter the Earth’s outer shadow, creating a celestial event known as a penumbral lunar eclipse. During the eclipse, observers will see the Moon darken, but it won’t disappear completely. The penumbral lunar eclipse will start at 11:15 am Eastern Time (15:15 GMT) and will be visible from any location on Earth where the Moon is above the horizon, including Antarctica, Asia, Russia, Oceania, and Eastern and Central Africa.

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Aquarids Starfall

In the first dates of May we will be able to watch the Eta Aquariids Starfall. The peak of its activity will be on May 6-7, but overall the shower is visible from about April 19 to about May 28 each year. It will be seen brighter in the Southern Hemisphere, although the residents of the Northern half of the Earth will also be able to watch the starfall.

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