Angry cloud makes EPOD!

By Phil Plait | August 6, 2011 12:00 pm

Just a quick shout-out to the folks at Earth Science Picture of the Day, which featured my Angry Cloud pic in today’s post.

EPOD is a pretty cool site, with a different shot of some Earth sciencey thing every day (duh). I keep it in my RSS feed reader along with several other such sites; besides providing beautiful pictures, there’s always some science nugget there I didn’t know about before.

If I weren’t an astronomer, I’d be a geologist or meteorologist. I love both those fields! Of course, both are related to astronomy; the former due to planetary physics (and asteroid/comet impacts), and the latter because it’s hard to observe unless it’s clear (or you’re a radio or space astronomer).

Looking up, looking down… it’s all related. It’s science, and it’s cool.

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Cool stuff, Pretty pictures

Comments (4)

  1. I love clouds. All sorts of clouds.
    Especially morning cloud layers on an August day that keep Oregon’s Willamette Valley in the low 80s.
    A couple of months ago I discovered the most amazing site. I don’t know how I hadn’t known of it before.
    I immediately enrolled and became a card-carrying member of this most select society:
    http://cloudappreciationsociety.org/
    A delight for all who revel in the infinite beauty and variety of clouds.

  2. Oooo, I’ve been a fan of APOD for ages but didn’t know about EPOD. Hello, new site in my feed reader!

  3. @ Margaret:

    The founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society has a terrific little book available, called the Cloudspotter’s Guide. If you can’t find it in your local bookstore, Amazon has it.

  4. Paul

    Angry cloud is angry.

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