Remembering Senator Frank Lautenberg’s progressive legacy (1924-2013)
Iridescent Clouds over Mérida, Spain
Image by Rothkko
Cloud iridescence is the occurrence of colors in a cloud similar to those seen in oil films on puddles, and is similar to irisation.
It is a fairly uncommon phenomenon, most often observed in altocumulus, cirrocumulus and lenticular clouds, and very rarely in cirrus clouds. The colors are usually pastel, but can be very vivid. Iridescence is generally produced near the sun, with the sun’s glare masking it, so it is more easily seen by hiding the sun behind a tree or building.
Other aids are dark glasses, or observing the sky reflected in a convex mirror or in a pool of water. [**]
frickyeah1990s: my apartment could use a floppy disk coffee table.
The Hotel Bubble in France.
Bubble Rooms – ideas, used by two hotels in France. Small bubbles are designed by designer Pierre-Stephane Dumas, they allow you to stay in the room, but at the same time as though and in the open air.
All visualizations by Ron Miller @ Black Cat Studios
MARS Diameter 6,792 km | 4,220 miles
VENUS Diameter 12,104 km | 7,521 miles
NEPTUNE Diameter 49,244 km | 30,599 miles