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River Science: Cloud Cover

As a component of the Half Moon's Deck Log, students are encouraged to observe the cloud cover above us -- which often varies wildly over the course of a given Voyage of Discovery.

Students learn how to determine the percentage of cloud cover in the sky, and how to identify distinct cloud formations, such as curling cirrus clouds, flat stratus clouds, or puffy cumulus clouds.

So far on this voyage, the skies have been largely clear, marked for the most part only by scattered status clouds.

Ironically, our one cloudy night during this Voyage of Discovery fell on the evening Greg and Ross were set to track the Moon, forcing them to abandon their work and shift to a new topic.

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