OnFocus – A bright shining sphere manifested in the afternoon sky briefly this afternoon. It turns out that this was indeed the sun making a rare appearance!*
As it’s been some time since the sun graced Central Wisconsin with its presence, residents were happy to see the return of their old friend.
The absence of the sun in the last week, combined with just the right temperature and dew point, resulted in a beautiful display of “hoarfrost,” the deposit of ice crystals on objects exposed to the free air, such as grass blades, tree branches, or leaves. It is formed by direct condensation of water vapor to ice at temperatures below freezing and occurs when air is brought to its frost point by cooling. (LEARN MORE)
(*Yes, our writers are just being silly today.)
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