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What is Wet Bulb Globe Temperature?

In order keep safe when it’s hot outside, it’s important to know how hot it really feels. Scientists created something called the Wet Bulb Globe Temperature or WBGT to measure the heat stress in the air. Imagine you have three thermometers: a regular one, a wet one, and one inside a shiny black ball.

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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. Most often they are recorded in the United States, Kamchatka, and near Mount Fuji in Japan.

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What is Mirage?

What is a mirage and where does it come from? Mirage is undoubtedly one of the most mysterious atmospheric phenomena that has always been associated with secrets and legends. But in reality, the mirage is easily explained from a scientific point of view. It appears when the air near a highly heated surface (about 60-70 °C) also heats up and becomes inhomogeneous.

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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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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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World Lightning Capital

Do you know where the “World Lightning Capital” is? To visit it, you will have to go to Venezuela, to the municipality of Catatumbo. It was this area that got the title of the “World Lightning Capital” after the Guinness Book of Records recorded the world’s highest concentration of lightning in this region.

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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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Saint Elmo's Fire

Not just a simple lightning. Lightning strikes can look not only frightening, but also unusual. This is exactly what can be said about the “Saint Elmo’s fire”. This type of lightning in the form of luminous beams or tassels appears usually during a severe thunderstorm at the ends of tall buildings, on spiers, ship masts, tops of high trees or rocks.

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