Author Topic: Natural Phenomena  (Read 129435 times)

thedanimal

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 1
    • View Profile
Natural Phenomena
« on: October 30, 2010, 07:24:33 am »
This note replaces the lost starting post by thedanimal.

This topic is where we share the beautiful or strange Natural Phenomena found in our logs.  Please share descriptions of anything that paints a word picture of the world our ships sailed in - rainbows, enormous frightening waves, phosphorescent water, meteors, you name it.

When you record volcanic eruptions, please include a page link; we include this in the data that we send to the Alaska Volcano Observatory, to Ed Hawkins (a colleague of Philip's who is studying the effect of volcanism on weather), and to the Smithsonian Global Volcanism Program.

If you encounter descriptions of aurorae, sun spots or sudden deflections of the compass needle, please post them in the Old Space Weather: sightings of aurorae and sunspots topic, together with links to both the relevant comment page and weather/location page. Zooniverse project Solar Stormwatch regularly harvests and uses our data.
« Last Edit: August 29, 2015, 09:22:21 am by Janet Jaguar »

navalhistory

  • Old Weather Team
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1041
    • View Profile
Re: Natural Phenomena
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2010, 10:05:16 am »
I have a feeling a lot of unusual sightings like will be made. Apart from the weather and naval history events, exciting as this is, and only a guess, but it could well be this is the first time reliable and regular data is collected on a number of phenomena.

Rogue waves might be one of them. For those who follow the Patrick O'Brien novels of war at sea in Nelson's times, it's always been my hope a volcanic island rising from the waves is reported.

Gordon


CHommel

  • Editor
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 883
    • View Profile
Re: Natural Phenomena
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2011, 10:08:23 pm »
The HMS Merlin's log makes reference to a "solar halo" on May 20, 1920.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-49107/ADM%2053-49107-012_0.jpg

Wasn't sure if others had seen this sort of thing, if it's of interest, and/or what topic it should be placed under.

Carolyn

(CHommel)
« Last Edit: October 08, 2012, 04:12:29 am by Janet Jaguar »

Jens

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 34
    • View Profile
Re: Natural Phenomena
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2011, 01:26:36 pm »


Wasn't sure if others had seen this sort of thing, if it's of interest, and/or what topic it should be placed under.

I would put it under Events/Other.

Caro

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7367
  • Our end is Life. Put out to sea. Louis MacNeice
    • View Profile
Re: Natural Phenomena
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2011, 05:33:57 pm »
It is interesting Carolyn.  :D
I would agree with Jens: Events/Other.

Randi

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 12142
    • View Profile
Re: Natural Phenomena
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2011, 12:47:30 pm »
Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!

Since there is not (yet ;)) an event specifically for Natural Phenomena, and since we all faithfully record them - but in various threads - I decided to create a topic for the purpose.
If anyone feels that another place would be better, feel free to move it. Also, perhaps someone could make it sticky.


Randi

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 12142
    • View Profile
Re: Natural Phenomena
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2011, 12:51:40 pm »
Avoca - 9 Oct 1917 - 8:00pm position 16 12S, 74 37W

10:00pm to 10:30pm Water extremely phosphorescent.

Caro

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7367
  • Our end is Life. Put out to sea. Louis MacNeice
    • View Profile
Re: Natural Phenomena
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2011, 07:35:46 am »
Avoca again.  :D

Volcanic activity and a waterspout: http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=1539.msg17047#msg17047

szukacz

  • Shipherd
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 549
    • View Profile
Re: Natural Phenomena
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2011, 08:43:46 am »
Avoca  ;D
Obs glow of Villa Rica S57E.


jdulak

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 71
    • View Profile
Re: Natural Phenomena
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2011, 03:39:52 pm »
HMS Newcastle on patrol off the south coast of Ceylon May 6 1917 10AM:

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-52556/ADM%2053-52556-006_0.jpg


"Passing through discolored water. Stopped took sample, found to be fish's spawn."

John Dulak

« Last Edit: July 12, 2011, 11:02:23 pm by jdulak »

szukacz

  • Shipherd
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 549
    • View Profile
Re: Natural Phenomena
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2011, 03:50:23 pm »
But it had to be the amount of spawn!
Extraordinary event!

jdulak

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 71
    • View Profile
Re: Natural Phenomena
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2011, 11:03:11 pm »
HMS Newcastle 28 May 1917 Gulf of Aden 12 29 N 44 57 E:

6 PM weather report, weather code is "Dust Storm:
Under Remarks: Ran into dust storm. No wind.


http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-52556/ADM%2053-52556-020_0.jpg

HMS Newcastle 1 June 1917 2:35 PM in the northern red sea 24 34 N 35 58 E:

"Passed through a tide rip"

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-52557/ADM%2053-52557-003_1.jpg


John Dulak
« Last Edit: July 13, 2011, 02:22:06 am by jdulak »

tkbuckley

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 1
    • View Profile
Re: Natural Phenomena
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2011, 06:10:07 pm »
HMS Hawkins reported on 18/02/1922: "2055 A brilliant red coloured light observed to fall on starboard beam"
I thought this was an interesting log entry!

Janet Jaguar

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 9655
  • Smell the sea, feel the sky, & fly into the mystic
    • View Profile
Re: Natural Phenomena
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2011, 06:39:23 pm »
Welcome to the forum, tkbuckley!  We are glad to have you help us with these ships. :)

It definitely is interesting and rare - sounds like a very large meteor, which vaporized in time to do no damage.  Would you mind if I moved this to Natural Phenomena?

Helen J

  • Editor and Shipherd
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4604
    • View Profile
Re: Natural Phenomena
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2011, 06:17:48 pm »
12th February 1915, Challenger, at Doula off Cameroon records a 'Tornado from NE' at 10am.  Wind 5-7, weather oR