Monday, July 27, 2015
Blue Moons and Atmospheric Radiation
Source - Space Weather News for July 27, 2015: http://spaceweather.com
TRANSCONTINENTAL SPACE WEATHER BALLOON EXPERIMENT: Last week, Spaceweather.com and the students of Earth to Sky Calculus conducted a unique experiment in atmospheric radiation involving airplanes and high-altitude balloons launched simultaneously almost 3000 miles apart. For the next five days, we will be highlighting some of the results. The news kicks off with some interesting measurements of cosmic radiation inside a commercial passenger jet. Visit http://spaceweather.com for details.
BLUE MOON: There's a full Moon this week and according to modern folklore it is a "Blue Moon." Most Blue Moons are gray, as usual, but sometimes a Blue Moon can really turn blue. Find out more about this phenomenon in today's edition of http://spaceweather.com