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.