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Oct 1, 2020 8 tweets 8 min read Read on X
So I didn't have a Wednesday Weather Word (a subsidiary of the #ScienceBehind franchise) yesterday. So here's one for you on this (not) Wednesday: #BlueMoon

Yes I know this is astronomy not weather but it's timely so stick with me here
#13newsnow #STEM #Astronomy #fullmoon
Check out this stellar (or should I say 'lunar'?) photo on our Skyview from this morning.

This month we have TWO #fullmoon, the first is today's #HarvestMoon and the second, a rare Halloween Blue Moon.
#13newsnow #STEM #astronomy
Last time there was a #FullMoon on #Halloween visible across the world was 76 years ago in 1944! Most people should be able to see it, weather permitting

The next time we may see a spooky full moon is 2039 as a full moon occurs on Oct 31st every 19 years
Back to the blue moon--
On average, a monthly blue moon happens every 2.5 years or so.

The last seasonal blue moon? Not as long ago -- May 2019.
#13newsnow #ScienceBehind #STEM #astronomy #fullmoon
Both #fullmoon this month are also micromoons.
Meaning that the full moon coincides with aphogee - the farthest point from the Earth in the moon's orbit.

The next micro full moon after Oct 31? Not until Nov 2021
#13newsnow #STEM #astronomy
(micromoon not to be confused with Chibi Moon)
Thanks for reading this week's edition of (not) Wednesday's Weather Word!

Have a stellar (or lunar) day, everyone!
#Stem #Astronomy #ScienceBehind
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Nov 11, 2020
It's Wednesday so it's time for Wednesday's Weather Word (an exclusively online subsidiary of the #ScienceBehind series)
Today's word is "analemma"

#13newsnow #STEM #STEMeducation #STEMed #astronomy
Our friends (because we're all friends in science) at Stanford put together this cool site with some analemma plots from Greece ☀️

#13newsnow #ScienceBehind #STEM #STEMeducation
Well.. wouldn't the position of the sun remain the same all year?
No! And that's thanks to the combination of the Earth's tilt and our non-circular orbit around the sun.
#13newsnow #ScienceBehind #STEM #STEMeducation
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Nov 11, 2020
The sleeveless police really are something else.

Before you press 'send' - Would you say those things to my coworkers who are shaped differently (read: thinner) than me?
I'm here to do the WEATHER for Hampton Roads' most accurate forecasting team.
Not have my body picked apart by strangers.

Y'all really wouldn't walk up to a stranger on the street and say those things. Why y'all walking in my inbox/mentions?
Also... there are million other more important things you could be doing rather than tweeting, emailing and messaging me.

Drink some water.
Donate to charity.
Grease your elbows.
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Aug 31, 2020
delete that footage 😂
#BlackPanther #WakandaForever
hey auntie
"i'm kidding , we're vegetarians"
#blackpanther #WakandaForever
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Aug 19, 2020
Good morning! Someone sent me a photo to ID last week and I thought it'd be a perfect time to bring back Wednesday's Weather Word (a subsidiary of #ScienceBehind)

#13newsnow #STEMeducation Image
Hard to spell
Difficult to say (at least for me)
And sometimes even challenging to see.

This sight is usually seen better around sunrise or sunset, due to the scattering of light during those times.
#STEMeducation #ScienceBehind
Anticrepuscular rays are often dimmer than their counterpart: crepuscular rays

The latter term comes from the Latin for "twilight". Crepuscular rays occur when sunlight streams through breaks in the clouds (some other objects can cause this, too)
#ScienceBehind #STEMEducation
Read 11 tweets
Aug 5, 2020
each step of your life really prepares you for the next.
i'm sitting here thinking about how #isaias affected us in VA/NC and how if i never moved to Iowa, i might not have gotten the level of tornado/severe weather experience to prepare me for tropical coverage.

as tough as it was out there, i have no choice but to be grateful 🙏🏾
believe in the process even if you don't know what you're believing in or what's on the other side.

you'll look back on everything with near tears in your eyes.
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Jul 18, 2020
good morning, especially to any other black women and men who are not fully confident in/comfortable with their natural hair. i see you working on yourself, too 🖤
lupus and genetics = my hair is thin+probably weak. i still dk what im doing but she still grows

i don't need compliments.. just full #selflove which is still in progress

PS no, i won't wear my hair on TV. too much work and it needs protective styling+care vs manipulation 🤷🏾‍♀️ Image
if you're natural - or have been natural for years, like me - and still are working to fall in love with your kinks/coils/curls (and the process that goes along with it), that's OKAY.

#SelfLove is hard. Take your time.
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