In the Northern Hemisphere, the season of noctilucent clouds

Estonia, May 25, 2013 © Silvar Mehik | Spaceweather.com

May 26, 2013. Normally, noctilucent clouds appear gaze romantic night from June 10 to July 5. However, nature is infinitely varied in its forms and do not always comply with calendar dates.

Noctilucent clouds — this is a very thin high clouds that form in the mesosphere at altitudes of 70 to 90 km and are observed in the summer in the middle latitudes between 43 ° and 60 °. During the day they can not be seen, but at night when the sun goes below the horizon at

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Storm in France: 160,000 homes were left without electricity

July 27, 2013. Difficult weather conditions maintained in the departments of Eure-et-Loire, Indre, Indre-et-Loire, Loir-and-Cher, Loire, Maine-et-Loire, Oise, Sarthe and the Somme, and in areas of Haute-Normandie, Ile-de-France and Nord-Pas-de-Calais.

Departure of several high-speed passenger trains delayed on the road between Paris and Bordeaux because of severe storms, according to the French railway company.

According to the company, in train stations in Paris and Bordeaux are waiting for the departure of four trains. Tardiness will be from one hour to three hours. Normal movement of trains did not stop.

At night, the storm covered the south-west of France, as well

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Northwestern Tihoookeansky storm left the first victim

Northwestern Tihoookeansky storm left the first victims of natural disasters

Captured the north-west coast of the U.S. The storm continues to harm residents of Washington and Oregon, where after heavy rains flooded many roads and highways, streets in towns. More than 20,000 coastal residents are forced to remain without electricity for several hours after the storm winds.

This time, Seattle got a hefty portion of 25 mm of rain in just 6 hours, local meteorologists have called "unusual" for this time of year, and in the evening Sensors International Airport, Seattle-Tacoma showed that rainfall reached 541 mm. This

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Alabama dominated storms

Alabama dominated storms Natural Disasters

According to the Red Cross, storms and a tornado sweeping through the U.S. state of Alabama, caused the destruction of more than two hundred houses. More residential and business premises were damaged. According to preliminary estimates, at least two people were killed in the storm, hundreds more were injured. Throughout the state officially declared state of emergency.

As it turned out, hardest hit Jefferson County, which had come from two of the victims, and it was located in Clay. Wind speed near the city reached 240 km / h Elementary School, the Center

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Discovered two black holes a record

Discovered two black holes high of Facts

Astronomers claim to have discovered the two biggest black holes. Discovery was made using the Gemini North telescope in Hawaii. The two black holes are located in the center of the two galaxies, each of which is the brightest galaxy in the group. A black hole in our galaxy less detected objects 2,000 times, but four million times the Sun in mass. The radii of the two black holes are much more than just the solar system, they are 5-10 times greater than the orbit of Pluto.

Huge black holes existed when the

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Scientists, in Moscow are possible earthquakes of medium strength

September 24, 2013. Moscow vain attributed to seismically non-hazardous areas in the capital of Russia are possible local tremors to five points. This opinion was expressed by the ITAR-TASS Russian Academy of Natural Sciences / Natural Sciences / Vladislav Zaalishvili in Vladikavkaz, where he participated in an international seminar geophysicists.

"I myself felt several earthquakes in Moscow, in my estimation, to five points if you focus on the bells of the bell tower — said the scientist. — And it's not man-made factors, as is commonly believed. In Moscow, from time to time there are local earthquakes. "

As

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In the skies of Alabama raging giant waves

In the skies of Alabama raging giant waves Facts

Fig. 1. Clouds on the horizon, Birmingham, Alabama (December 16, 2011).

The morning of 16 December, a group of huge clouds in the form of the waves on the horizon outlined in Birmingham, Alabama. Combs 'wave' slowly swaying, recalling the dream surfer. The sight aroused great interest among the local people.

According to experts, the clouds are a prime example, "Kelvin-Helmholtz waves." This type of turbulence in the sky or the ocean in its infancy, when the liquid flow at a higher rate tends to the top of the flow at

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Wind turbines can be biodegradable

Wind turbines can be biodegradable Facts

Organization "National Science USA" a group of scientists recently provided a grant in the amount of $ 1.9 million for the development of new technology, which will be produced by wind turbines of the future. Emphasis will be placed on the fact that very soon move to a more eco-friendly raw materials for the collection of turbines for wind farms.

Developers are truly Napoleonic plans as hoping to create a material that allows windmills be biodegradable. This will fulfill the dream of producing a zero ecological footprint, after all, energy production and

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Merapi volcano ash covered the neighboring village

July 23, 2013. In an unpredictable Indonesian volcano called Mount Merapi eruption is in full swing. The crater of the volcano, which belongs to a. Java, constantly throws up in the air a huge portion of the ashes. The last such release has forced local villagers to begin the evacuation of unauthorized fuming away from the mountain.

A column of reddish volcanic ash reached a height of 1 kilometer. Formed above the crater of Mount Merapi thundercloud accumulated ashes and took him to the village, situated on the slopes of the mountain. Almost all the property of people

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Set a new record level of greenhouse gas emissions

Set a new record level of greenhouse gas Facts

According to the statement of experts working together with the World Meteorological Organization, in 2011, set a new record for the concentration of greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere. Assessing the composition of air, the researchers paid particular attention to the chemical components such as carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide, and found a significant increase in the volume of each of these substances.

You can not argue with the fact that the above gases are released as a result of some natural process, but in the vast majority

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