Mrs Mitchell’s class had a go at finding pictures and captions today, and some of the pictures followed a theme: strange things in the sky.
First, Nicole spotted a brilliant picture of a cloud that looked just like a UFO. These clouds are very common in Scotland and are known as lenticular (meaning lens-like) clouds.
Then Rebecca found a gorgeous picture of the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis.
These lights can only seen in certain places on the Earth so you have to be far enough north or far enough south to see them. Go too far and you’ll not be able to see them either!
The lights are caused by charged particles bouncing off the Earth’s atmosphere, and there are many legends about them. Philip Pullman in His Dark Materials, says they show weak points between parallel universes.
We also found a picture of the International Space Agency and where you can see it, and that got us talking about the NORAD website that tracks Santa Clause’s journey round the world on Christmas Eve – but that’s another story!