APOD: A Waterspout in Florida (2017 Sep 03)

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APOD: A Waterspout in Florida (2017 Sep 03)

Postby APOD Robot » Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:09 am

Image A Waterspout in Florida

Explanation: What's happening over the water? Pictured here is one of the better images yet recorded of a waterspout, a type of tornado that occurs over water. Waterspouts are spinning columns of rising moist air that typically form over warm water. Waterspouts can be as dangerous as tornadoes and can feature wind speeds over 200 kilometers per hour. Some waterspouts form away from thunderstorms and even during relatively fair weather. Waterspouts may be relatively transparent and initially visible only by an unusual pattern they create on the water. The featured image was taken in 2013 July near Tampa Bay, Florida. The Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida is arguably the most active area in the world for waterspouts, with hundreds forming each year. Some people speculate that waterspouts are responsible for some of the losses recorded in the Bermuda Triangle.

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Re: APOD: A Waterspout in Florida (2017 Sep 03)

Postby Boomer12k » Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:01 am

And a "Yin-Yang" Sun...if that is the Sun...

Awesome fury of nature, and worse because of the mass and effects of water....think, 200 mile per hour mass of twisting water....


I don't have a picture, but tonight the Moon was red as the sky is filled with smoke, it was so dense it looked like a Lunar Eclipse...eerie...
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Re: APOD: A Waterspout in Florida (2017 Sep 03)

Postby De58te » Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:00 am

Awesome picture. By the way I doubted that is the sun considering the cloudy sky and that the sun is in front of the horizon. According to the "featured image" link that is the camera flash reflection in the window.

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Re: APOD: A Waterspout in Florida (2017 Sep 03)

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Re: APOD: A Waterspout in Florida (2017 Sep 03)

Postby darksky2500@gmail.com » Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:22 pm

And this is astronomy how?

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Re: APOD: A Waterspout in Florida (2017 Sep 03)

Postby Chris Peterson » Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:37 pm

darksky2500@gmail.com wrote:And this is astronomy how?

It's a dynamical atmospheric phenomenon on a planet.
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Re: APOD: A Waterspout in Florida (2017 Sep 03)

Postby bystander » Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:41 pm

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Re: APOD: A Waterspout in Florida (2017 Sep 03)

Postby geckzilla » Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:48 am

Chris Peterson wrote:
darksky2500@gmail.com wrote:And this is astronomy how?

It's a dynamical atmospheric phenomenon on a planet.

Bob could probably post a picture of a nose hair and we could justify it.
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Re: APOD: A Waterspout in Florida (2017 Sep 03)

Postby neufer » Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:31 am

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auricular_hypertrichosis wrote:
<<Hair growth within the ear canal is often observed to increase in older men, together with increased growth of nose hair. Nasal hair functions include filtering foreign particles from entering the nasal cavity and collecting moisture. Medical research on the function of ear hair is currently very scarce.

Excessive hair growth within or on the ear is known as auricular hypertrichosis. There is controversy over whether auricular hypertrichosis is a Y-linked or autosomal trait, or perhaps both (in different families). It was proposed also that this phenotype results from the interaction of two loci, one on the homologous part of the X and Y and one on the nonhomologous sequence of the Y. Some men, particularly in the male population of India, have coarse hair growth along the lower portion of the helix, a condition referred to as hypertrichosis lanuginosa acquisita. Anthony Victor, from Madurai, India is recognized by Guinness as having the longest ear hair in the world, measuring 18.1 cm.>>
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Re: APOD: A Waterspout in Florida (2017 Sep 03)

Postby Chris Peterson » Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:03 pm

geckzilla wrote:
Chris Peterson wrote:
darksky2500@gmail.com wrote:And this is astronomy how?

It's a dynamical atmospheric phenomenon on a planet.

Bob could probably post a picture of a nose hair and we could justify it.

No doubt.

Still, it never hurts to have an occasional reminder that one of the things astronomy has taught us is that the Earth is a part of the Universe, too. We see things on other planets that we see here, and what we see here helps us understand what we see out there.
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Re: APOD: A Waterspout in Florida (2017 Sep 03)

Postby neufer » Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:50 pm

The word "meteorology" is from Greek μετέωρος metéōros "lofty; high (in the sky)" (from μετα- meta- "above" and ἀείρω aeiro "I lift up") and -λογία -logia "-(o)logy", i.e. "the study of things in the air".

Astronomy (from the Greek ἀστρονομία from ἄστρον astron, "star" and -νομία -nomia from νόμος nomos, "law" or "culture") means "law of the stars" (or "culture of the stars" depending on the translation).
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Re: APOD: A Waterspout in Florida (2017 Sep 03)

Postby ta152h0 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:07 am

Sunset tonight was blood red. Don't know how to say it in greek
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