What a rainbow! Or, we should say, what a moonbow!
Last weekend, Ben Gwyne was taking pictures of the supermoon in North Yorkshire, England. A supermoon happens when a full moon gets as close to Earth as possible. But Mr. Gwyne caught something even rarer on camera—a rainbow caused by the moon.
Moonbows cannot happen unless the moon hangs low in the sky on a very dark night. Water droplets must be present in the air. People cannot see the colors produced by a moonbow. But the colors become visible in a long-exposure photograph.
Want to see a moonbow of your own? The chance might come when the next supermoon rises on November 14th. That supermoon may be the biggest of the 21st century!
Front Row Seat
Wind whips. The sea rages. Hurricane Matthew has come to town. Where do you want to wait out the storm? A North Carolina man named Richard Neal decided to wait in the ocean!
Mr. Neal owns Frying Pan Tower, a platform about 100 feet above the ocean. You can get to the platform only by helicopter or boat. From the platform, you have a 360-degree view of the sunrise. But you can’t see any land at all.
How did Mr. Neal know he would be safe? Two years ago, he got trapped on the platform during Hurricane Arthur. Arthur did not destroy the tower. It just made it shake and leak. The same thing happened with Hurricane Matthew, and Mr. Neal got to see the storm from a front row seat!
“No refugees allowed!” That’s the message Hungary’s razor-wire border fence is supposed to send. But it also sends a message to thousands of deer: “No crossing!”
Right now, many people in the world have lost their homes because of war. They are on the move. Many countries try to keep them from immigrating illegally. That’s why Hungary has a fence. But since the fence went up, the number of deer is going down. Some deer stay trapped on one side of the fence, in the country of Croatia. They cannot get across to mate and graze in Hungary. This winter, they will likely run out of food.
Croatian photographer Mario Romulic has spent months taking pictures of the deer. He says the fence creates problems just for the animals—not for the people who want to illegally cross.
This big dinosaur has a little name: Sue. It also has little arms. After a new study, scientists think the T. rex’s arms aren’t just short. The dinosaur may also have barely ever used them!
Sue is the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever found. You can see it on display at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. Sue measures over 40 feet long. If you stood next to the skeleton, you wouldn’t even begin to come up to its hip, which stands 13 feet high.
Scientists looked closely at the fossil’s right arm. They used a scan to make a 3D image of the arm—all the way down to the cells! Scientists say the dino arm doesn’t look like it was used much. At least, that’s what they think now. But final results could take months—or even years.
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