Hello! This is my first post. I have been an avid reader of ATS for about a year or so. I have been lurking about for months reading all the
interesting topics but never thought about registering. However, I wanted to share something with you all today, thus the reason for signing up. I
have to say, I do indeed love coming here. It is nice to be able to read topics and have discussions about them without it ending in a total
I have been reading about the infamous GFoL on here and have seen the video which shows Blossom Goodchild questioning the word "snow-cone." In the
video it references the Florida phenomenon that shows an artist's representation of the event, which shows clouds being parted, that in essence,
resemble a snow-cone. I am sure most of you have seen it, if not, then it can be seen
in another thread. The representation of the clouds being parted made me wonder
You see, I like to think of myself as having a scientific mind. I need theories, concepts, and if applicable concrete evidence / proof to write
something off as being true. Given that, I started to wonder what the real cause of the split between the clouds could have been. There are numerous
amounts of plausible explanations for it - numerous! I sat down and started to think of an explanation and at that moment I realized that the
splitting of the clouds in this way seemed oddly familiar - a little too
familiar. It reminded me of a similar event that happened here, where
I knew that I had seen this pattern in the clouds before. I even took photographs of it with my camera, which can be seen
. I will post external links to the images below ...
"Oy!" I said when I looked for the photographs and found them. It is almost identical to the Florida event, however this is in Texas and it happened
on 25 September 2007
. Mind you, during the time when these photographs were taken, I had no conception of the GFoL nor Blossom Goodchild. The
spectacle caught my attention while I was driving home. I noticed the Moon being right smack in the middle of a somewhat parallel space between what
seemed to be one big cloud split in two. I thought that to be kind of odd, so I drove home, parked the car, ran inside, got my camera out, and took a
photograph of it. I thought, "You do not see that every day" and snapped the photos.
The following day I showed the pictures to a few classmates at the college and they thought it was "cool." I was kind of dumbfounded to think that
they were not as interested in it as I was. I wanted to find out what caused this, as there were rumors over the radio that a meteor zipped through
the sky and caused the split between the clouds. I emailed Mr. Nemiroff of APOD and attached the photographs in hopes that he could explain what would
cause this phenomenon, but sadly I never got a reply. I gave up on the hunt to find the true cause of the split and went on with school work.
Just a few weeks ago I checked ATS to see the latest topics and saw the Goodchild thread that showed the video. Imagine the suspense when I saw the
"snow-cone" image pop up on the screen. I knew I had seen it, but I just did not know where at the time.
Keeping in mind that I am a scientific person, I cannot help but wonder what the true cause of the split between the clouds in my photographs are and
the split between the clouds in Florida are, which happened eleven months later. One thing I know for certain is that both happened, but are they
connected? If so, how?
[edit on 4-10-2008 by Zacaretas]