Category Archives: Atmospheric optics

Why was the sky Orange?

By William Davies I was sitting in my house one morning in October 2017, engrossed in what I was doing. Gradually I noticed that an eerie darkness was smothering the natural light in the room. I stopped and looked outside. … Continue reading

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When meteorology altered the course of history (or maybe not)

By Bob Plant The Battle of Milvian Bridge was fought on 28 October in the year 312 CE. The atmospheric conditions there on that day may have had a critical influence on the course of human history ever since. It’s … Continue reading

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