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Tegwen

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Re: Natural Phenomena
« Reply #30 on: August 04, 2011, 07:41:48 pm »
I am really not sure about this one, maybe I should whimp out and put it into handwriting help, or put it straight into the mondegreens but I am going for it.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-38067/C2-ADM53-38067-0167_1.jpg

Does the 0.5 entry really say "Observed Lemon rainbow to northward."??

I know it is midnight: I know there is no rain about I know there arent lemon rainbows, but I cannot make it say anything else. 

A truely remarkable natural phenomenon if that is what it says.
 
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« Reply #31 on: August 04, 2011, 07:52:59 pm »
It looks like 'Limon' to me rather than 'Lemon' but this is no help at all.  A lemon rainbow is such a beautiful concept that I really want it to be that ....  We need Bunts and his forensic eye for handwriting on this one I think.

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« Reply #32 on: August 04, 2011, 07:53:59 pm »
I am really not sure about this one, maybe I should whimp out and put it into handwriting help, or put it straight into the mondegreens but I am going for it.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-38067/C2-ADM53-38067-0167_1.jpg

Does the 0.5 entry really say "Observed Lemon rainbow to northward."??

I know it is midnight: I know there is no rain about I know there arent lemon rainbows, but I cannot make it say anything else. 

A truely remarkable natural phenomenon if that is what it says.

could this be a Moonbow ?

Tegwen

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Re: Natural Phenomena
« Reply #33 on: August 04, 2011, 08:00:08 pm »
The word I have as lemon could be lunar. That would make so much more sense.

Thanks very much Els. Certainly a partial mondegreen, but also posted in the correct place.
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Re: Natural Phenomena
« Reply #34 on: August 05, 2011, 12:34:47 am »
It looks like 'Limon' to me rather than 'Lemon' but this is no help at all.  A lemon rainbow is such a beautiful concept that I really want it to be that ....  We need Bunts and his forensic eye for handwriting on this one I think.


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Re: Natural Phenomena
« Reply #35 on: August 07, 2011, 11:44:42 am »

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« Reply #36 on: August 07, 2011, 11:42:10 pm »
Avoca - 17 Feb 1918

10:30 Visibility obscured by rain commenced fog whistle. 11:0 Ceased Fog signal.

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« Reply #37 on: August 09, 2011, 08:01:40 pm »
The other serious concern in this type of weather is icing.

http://www.weather.nps.navy.mil/~psguest/polarmet/vessel/description.html

This is a comprehensive summary of the conditions needed for icing, and the weather in Virginians log seem perfect.

K

While looking for something else entirely I found these pictures of icing on HMS Quail

http://www.worldnavalships.com/images/hmsquail4.jpg
http://www.worldnavalships.com/images/hmsquail5.jpg

Maybe not frightening at this stage, but unless this is removed, or it warms up, the ice just continues to grow until the ship is top heavy.

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Re: Natural Phenomena
« Reply #38 on: August 09, 2011, 11:29:44 pm »
Downright scary, that! :o

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« Reply #39 on: August 14, 2011, 09:34:15 am »
http://all-that-is-interesting.com/post/8779470889/seven-bizarre-and-beautiful-natural-phenomena

Lot's of nice photo's of amazing natural phenomena including coloured seas.

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« Reply #40 on: August 14, 2011, 01:46:38 pm »
And some lemon (lunar) rainbows!!! Great pictures, thank you.

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« Reply #41 on: August 14, 2011, 01:48:13 pm »
beautiful, fantastic and unbelievable.

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« Reply #42 on: August 16, 2011, 06:34:50 pm »
Those are great photos, thanks for sharing them.  I was really interested to see the 'lemon rainbow' - hadn't been able to work out what that might look like.

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Re: Natural Phenomena
« Reply #43 on: August 18, 2011, 08:10:41 am »
23rd February, 1919
"Newcastle" is in Rio de Janeiro and records laconically
Fore bridge struck by lightning. No apparent damage.
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« Reply #44 on: August 21, 2011, 08:57:42 am »
Birmingham - 6 Jan 1921 - Lagos (Nigeria) to Lobito (Angola)

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0930. heavy rain squally with thunder + lightening accompanied by 3 well defined waterspouts.
1020. Secured
1045. Heavy rain squall.