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| Space on Nov 04, 2012

EarthSky 22: Moon halos as Sandy passed, plus November meteors

On both sides of Superstorm Sandy last week, many saw moon halos. Song of the week is The Boxing Lesson’s “Better Daze.” Check out their new video. Science and music here.

Lead Producer and Host: Mike Brennan

ES 22 Producers: Deborah Byrd, Emily Howard, Jorge Salazar

Hurricane Sandy struck the U.S. mainland on October 29, 2012

Science news of the week:

Superstorm Sandy struck U.S. mainland October 29

Lunar halos seen all across U.S. in late October

New study used computer modelling to shed light on origin of sight in animals, including humans

A beluga whale named NOC imitated the voices of humans

Song of the week:

The Boxing Lesson‘s “Better Daze.” Check out their new video, above.

EarthSky Facebook friend Randy Miller in Anderson, Indiana saw this lunar halo on the night Sandy made landfall on the U.S. mainland, October 29, 2012.

Our friend Lauren de la Cruz in Lynn, Mass wrote of this sky: Day before Sandy touched down. What produced these splendid rainbows all over the sky? It was over whelming to see.

On the night Sandy made landfall, lunar halos were seen as far west in the U.S. as the state of Washington. EarthSky Facebook friend Susan Jensen in Odessa, Washington saw and photographed this delicate halo, as Sandy was carving its path of destruction along the U.S. East Coast.

Lunar Halos and Meteor Showers Deborah Byrd and Michael Brennan talk about lunar halos, seen in late October all over the U.S., and about several upcoming meteor showers coming up in November.

LWood and the Spice Boys‘s “Yellow Mountain”

Paul Ehrlich Jorge Salazar speaks with biologist Paul Ehrlich about population growth and preserving critical resources.

Thanks for listening in to your 22 minutes of science and music!

This week’s musical contributors:

The Boxing Lesson

Sleep Good

The Black and White Years

Lesli Wood

One Hundred Flowers