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How Far Can Sand Travel?

Did you know that there is a regular sand service between Africa and America? It turns out that the sands from the Sahara desert annually “travel” across the Atlantic Ocean and settle in the USA and in the Amazon forests.

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Do You Know What Lenticular Clouds Are?

Lenticular clouds are one of the most beautiful natural phenomena. When you first see them in a photo, it’s hard to believe that this is a real shoot, not a photoshop. Lenticular clouds are quite rare and can be observed mainly in mountainous areas.

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How Hurricanes Get Their Names?

Did you know how hurricanes and typhoons get their names? Previously, no system existed; the names of the hurricanes depended on the date (for example, Hurricane Santa Anna, which happened on St. Anne’s Day) or its form (as happened with Hurricane “Pin”).

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What is Morning Glory?

Morning glory — what is it and where can you see it? Today we will tell you about another rare and amazing atmospheric phenomenon — unusual clouds called “Morning Glory”. These clouds appear as a long curved solitary wave and reminds of an airplane trail.

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Have You Seen Daytime Moon?

It is considered that the Moon can be observed only at night. However, in fact, it can easily be seen in the afternoon. And by the way, this very question “why the Moon is in the sky during the day” is often asked by children who are much more observant than adults.

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Where Do Tsunamis Come From?

Tsunamis are mostly provoked by underwater earthquakes and underwater volcanic eruptions, which sharply raise or lower the seabed and, as a result, move huge masses of water. Until now, the mechanisms of the tsunami have not been thoroughly studied, and it is often difficult to detect an approaching dangerous wave since at first, it is not high enough to start sounding the alarm.

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Why Does Fog Appear?

From the scientific point of view, fog is the accumulation of water in the air and the further formation of little condensation products of water vapor. Moreover, the lower the temperature, the more ice crystals are there in the fog instead of water drops.

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Giants’ Causeway

Amazing “Giants’ Causeway” in Northern Ireland People have paved millions of roads, but nature has surpassed them here too, creating a unique “Giants’ Causeway”. This extraordinary road consists of 40,000 interconnected flat basalt pillars which appeared as a result of an ancient volcanic eruption.

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