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Old 04-25-2008, 11:14 AM   #1
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April 26, 2008: Unusual Sky

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This highly unusual cloud formation was likely formed from the exhaust of a rocket launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Southern California roughly an hour before this capture

I'd rather not think about the chemicals that may have contributed to this, but it sure are purty.
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Old 04-25-2008, 11:25 AM   #2
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Ice, most likely.

Very beautiful. I remember seeing similar vistas when I lived in California.
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Old 04-25-2008, 11:33 AM   #3
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Wow. That kind of looks like that milk trick.
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Old 04-25-2008, 12:49 PM   #4
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Beautiful. During the day I'd call the rainbow portion a sundog, but I don't think they occur at night.
Wait a minute - what milk truck?
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Old 04-25-2008, 01:46 PM   #5
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Not truck, trick! From here.
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Old 04-25-2008, 02:01 PM   #6
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Not truck, trick!
No, Sweet really did mean truck - it was a wi-fi connection and unfortunately the truck was in the way. Bye-bye Sweet
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Old 04-25-2008, 02:11 PM   #7
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Actually, it is like a sun dog. The rocket contrail is so high it picked up the setting sunlight around the curve of the earth. Notice that it looks like it is just after sunset...
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Old 04-25-2008, 02:12 PM   #8
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I'm really getting off on the wrong track with the trick truck thing here, aren't I? Do'h!
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Old 04-25-2008, 02:15 PM   #9
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Don't wind up in the trunk on your truck trek to track tick tricks.
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Old 04-25-2008, 02:17 PM   #10
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Beautiful. During the day I'd call the rainbow portion a sundog, but I don't think they occur at night.--snip
They do occur at night, and they're called paraselenes, including moondogs.
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Don't wind up in the trunk on your truck trek to track tick tricks.
Not only am I unable to say that three times fast, I cannot read it one time slow!
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Old 04-25-2008, 03:00 PM   #12
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Heheeee!
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Old 04-25-2008, 03:31 PM   #13
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Wow. That kind of looks like that milk trick.
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Beautiful. During the day I'd call the rainbow portion a sundog, but I don't think they occur at night.
Wait a minute - what milk truck?
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Not truck, trick! From here.
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I'm really getting off on the wrong track with the trick truck thing here, aren't I? Do'h!
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Great...Now all my clocks are going "trick truck trick truck". Thanx a lot.
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Old 04-25-2008, 05:03 PM   #14
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i know its just gas and not exactly touchable, but i really want to poke it
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Old 04-26-2008, 04:54 AM   #15
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Here you go.
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap050928.html
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