Lights in the sky

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.

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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.

You can find more images of clouds at the Cloud Appreciation Society’s photo gallery, especially their brilliant collection of clouds that look like things.

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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!

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8 Responses to Lights in the sky

  1. Gary says:

    the cloud looks like a U.F.O
    It”s real cool

  2. Cerys says:

    Haha… I’m in Mrs Mitchells class, but my picture was kinda rubbish. 😦
    lol :D:L

  3. Katie says:

    This is amazing i love the colours 😀 x

  4. Nicole says:

    i found this really fun to do and my picture of the UFO cloud is up.. yay !! 🙂

  5. Louise says:

    I found this fun and interesting to do with my friends.

  6. andrew and kyle says:

    hello andrew and kyle here – the pictures are really cool you would enjoy them .
    Thank you

  7. Megan says:

    I think this beautiful picture of the Northern Lights are fantastic,and i’d pay anything to see it !!!

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