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The Blue Sky, Clouds, and Lightning

Lecture no. 2 from the course: Skywatching: Seeing and Understanding Cosmic Wonders

The Blue Sky, Clouds, and Lightning

Taught by Professor Alex Filippenko | 46 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Why is the color of the sky blue? How does polarization work, and how can it help you see objects in the sky better? What's the difference between cirrocumulus and cirrostratus clouds? Does lightning truly never strike the same place twice? Get answers to these and a host of other questions.


April 26, 2017