I happened across this article the other day on Facebook. It drew me in because of the stunning image! The storm on Saturn is hauntingly beautiful. It is also massive!
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It is interesting that this massive storm is stuck on Saturn’s northern pole. They say it is because of the strong winds constantly blowing north on the planet. This is the first time we have been able to take a sunlit image of the pole. Space is so amazing and beautiful!
Researchers were stunned to see this storm and compared it to a hurricane on Earth, except this one on Saturn is much larger-scale.
- Watch This: Cassini Captures Saturn’s Wild Polar Hurricane (blogs.discovermagazine.com)
- Saturn Shows Off A Massive Spinning Vortex: ‘The Rose’ (wnyc.org)
- NASA Captures First Images of Saturn’s Titanic Hurricane (escapistmagazine.com)
This activity was fun and inspirational! I enjoyed seeing the different photos of the Derecho and writing about the 11th one for this prompt.
Today I did a Google Image search on the word “Derecho.” I chose this word because we were affected by this type of windy thunderstorm back in June. That storm inspired me to name our “stray” stallion Derecho.
The 11th picture on the image search is an amazing photograph of a Derecho sweeping across the plains of Kansas (above). These storms are absolutely incredible to look at because they are an eerily beautiful phenomenon. A Derecho is basically a huge storm system that moves rapidly across land in a straight line. The after effects of a Derecho are often catastrophic, leaving trees uprooted, debris everywhere, and many people without power.
We decided to name the stallion (now a Great Gelding, thanks to CVHR!) Derecho because he showed up a few days after the storm. Fortunately, he is not wild and crazy like the storm was! He is just a beautiful creature that happened upon us one summer morning.
Do you remember the Derecho from earlier this year? Were you affected by it? It certainly was scary for us here in Virginia!
- Derecho Power Outages in Perspective (forbes.com)
- W.Va. Park Finally Getting Cleaned Up after Derecho (wsaz.com)
- Derecho of June 29, 2012 (vielmetti.typepad.com)