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Ice Age Farmer Report: Noctilucent Narrative: Incoming signs in sky, Japan flooding and 37,000ac lost in France

'Night-shining' noctilucent clouds forming 50 miles above Earth's surface are becoming more common

'Night-shining' noctilucent clouds forming 50 miles above Earth's surface are becoming more common

A new media narrative emerges anticipating signs in the sky -- and blaming them on Global Warming. Extreme flooding, hail, and temperature events worldwide are destroying agriculture, heralding the arrival of the modern Grand Solar Minimum. Start growing food today.



Something massive struck Uranus claims new paper

Planet Uranus
© ESA/Hubble
Two views of Uranus.
You might be aware of one of Uranus' complexities: It spins on its side, and its moons orbit on that same rotated plane. New evidence strengthens the case that Uranus was smashed in a giant collision, resulting in its sideways orientation to its orbital plane and perhaps explaining some of the planet's other mysteries.

A new paper performs a series of simulations on Uranus early in its history, taking note of what an early impact may have done to its rotation rate, atmosphere and internal structure. The impact could have left a clear signature still visible inside the planet we see today.

Uranus really is strange. Not only does it rotate on an axis that sits at a 98-degree angle to its orbital plane, but, unlike the other giant planets, it doesn't appear to release more heat than it receives from the Sun. Its magnetic field, too, appears warped compared to the Earth's.

An impact could perhaps help explain some of these strange traits.

Scientists have been simulating giant impacts into Uranus since the early 1990s, according to the new paper published in the Astrophysical Journal.

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Gloomiest June in 100 years for Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, Iceland
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Reykjavik, Iceland
Last June in Reykjavík was so cloudy that you would need to go back a century to find a gloomier one.

RÚV reports that for the entire month of June, the sun has appeared for a grand total of 70.6 hours; less then 10% of the 720 total hours in the month. Consequently, the average temperature was 1.6° below the monthly average, barely reaching 13°.

Meteorologist Elín Björk Jónasdóttir says there has not been a gloomier June in 100 years, and that there is no one explanation for this.

"There has been, for example, an unusual situation in the upper atmosphere, and this jet stream which is so important to us is in the wrong place compared to what we're used to," she told reporters. "Which pours low pressure systems over us... There's also a very cold sea now south and southwest of Iceland."


'Red rain' falls in Siberia - Rust from nearby metal plant?

red rain Siberia
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Screenshot from YouTube video.
Car owners in Siberia could be forgiven for thinking a biblical plague had descended upon their city, after finding their vehicles soaked by blood-colored rain in a Norilsk parking lot.

Photos of the phenomenon showed the parking lot and cars coated in brownish-red residue from the rain. But the owner was quick to reassure everyone there's no calamity in store for the city. According to him, blood-red water was simply colored by rust from the roof of a nearby workshop. The parking lot in Siberia's major industrial center is located next to a metal plant.

Comment: Although this appears to have been a man-made phenomenon, we can learn from it that dust particles in the atmosphere will turn rain into 'blood'. Which has happened before:

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Behemoth cloud structure filmed over the Bahamas

monster cloud
June 26, 2018: In this video you will see multiple views of a behemoth shelf cloud that towered over the Bahamas on June 24, sent in by Patrick M from the Islands. It is unbelievable!

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Rare 'shelf cloud' filmed in over Lake Superior in Michigan

A terrifying wall of cloud has been caught on camera ominously rolling to wards the shore.

A terrifying wall of cloud has been caught on camera ominously rolling to wards the shore. The freak event was captured by Holly Belongie Marenger, a Michigan native who recorded the cloud as it continued its steady march towards her and her family (pictured)
A terrifying wall of cloud has been caught on camera ominously rolling towards the shore.

The freak event was snapped by Holly Belongie Marenger, a Michigan native who recorded the eerie cloud as it advanced steadily towards her and her family.

It may have resembled an apocalyptic scene or a tsunami, but meteorologists believe the unusual spectacle was actually a 'shelf cloud'.

These rare, intimidating quirks of the climate were officially named as a new type of cloud in the World Meteorological Organisation's Cloud Atlas last year.

Comment: Ominous looking roll cloud filmed over Memphis, Tennessee

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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Summer snow and floods in Europe, noctilucent 'tornado' cloud and waterspouts

Flooding in West Attica, Greece, June 2018.
© Greece Civil Protection / Fire Service
Flooding in West Attica, Greece, June 2018.
As forecast with the unusual "Winter Storm in Summer" to dump floods on Greece and Italy, oh my, Athens is under six feet of water, other cities, nine feet. More snow across Romania, record cold Slovakia, feet deep hail in Serbia and EF-3 waterspouts off Italian beaches. Noctilucent clouds with a strange blue tornado pattern in the upper atmosphere. Major Typhoon directed at North Korea that will alleviate the drought there. Signs in the Skies.

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Strange but beautiful skies: Noctilucent 'tornado' cloud, auroras, double and twin rainbow plus a midnight rainbow

Taken by Martin McKenna on June 25, 2018 @ Maghera, Co. Derry, N. Ireland
© Martin McKenna
Taken by Martin McKenna on June 25, 2018 @ Maghera, Co. Derry, N. Ireland
In recent nights, noctilucent clouds (NLCs) have rippled across Europe from Scandinavia to the south of France. "We have been observing NLCs every night here in N. Ireland," reports Martin McKenna of Maghera in Co. Derry. "Their brightness and complexity have been getting more advanced since the solstice, with whirls and knots glowing electric blue above a yellow midnight sunset horizon." He observed this 'noctilucent tornado' on June 25th:

"It was amazing to watch," he says. "This area then morphed into an succession of dynamic shapes-a wedge, a funnel, angel wings, an electrified smoke ring, then a long rope tornado which reached towards the horizon."

What creates these forms? The answer is "gravity waves."


Cosmic explosion 100 times brighter than a supernova baffles scientists

© NASA/CXC/MIT/UMass Amherst/M.D.Stage et al.
Astronomers found what could be one of the most enigmatic objects in space today. An enormous cataclysm more powerful than a supernova was detected just 200 million light-years away.
Astronomers have spotted a mysteriously gargantuan explosion a hundred times more massive than an exploding star and they have no idea what it is.

More than a dozen telescopes from all over the world have recorded the inexplicable event, which was first seen on June 16 in the skies above Hawaii.

Early speculations point to a giant cloud of high-speed particles moving at a rate of 12,000 miles per second and registering a temperature of 16,000 degrees Fahrenheit. However, everything is a wild guess at this point.


Clouds produce every atmospheric optical trick in the book around Seattle, Washington

Sun halo over Seattle
© Dr. Angela Rowe
Several sun halos appear in the skies over Seattle on June 27, 2018.
It was a sun halo party over Seattle Wednesday morning and every kind of atmospheric event was invited.

Dr. Angela Rowe with the University of Washington Atmospheric Sciences Department noticed the rare display while at a 7:30 a.m. fitness class at Seward Park and made sure to snap some photos.

"I made everyone stop working out so I could explain what we were all seeing," she said. (As all weather geeks would... :) )

Comment: In the past few weeks, the Puget Sound area in Washington has also seen a surge in the appearance of noctilucent clouds:

June 12: 'Rare' noctilucent clouds dazzle Seattle, Washington
June 18: 'Rare' noctilucent cloud drifts over Puget Sound, Washington