Solstice signals astronomical winter

The winter solstice took place at 23:03 UTC on 21 December. The disc seen from Meteosat was mostly dark at the exact time of the solstice. From the solstice onwards, Europe makes its way back towards the longer days a ...

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EUMETCast at school

With six C11-telescopes on the roof, Carl-Fuhlrott-Gymnasium in Wuppertal, Germany, keeps a keen eye on the sky. The school uses a EUMETCast station primarily for its actual purpose: a weather forecast, planning ahead fo ...

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An active Pacific hurricane season

The Pacific hurricane season officially finished on 30 November, after a particularly active few months. While the Atlantic was relatively quiet, the Eastern Pacific saw 20 named storms, making it all the way to "V" in t ...

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A worldwide atmospheric glow

Airglow looks similar to the aurorae, but can be seen all over the world. Light from cities and towns often prevents us from seeing features in the night sky, which is never completely dark. As well as escaping light ...

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