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19 November 2019

A Thunderstorm You Can Set Your Clock (or Compass) By

It’s a thunderstorm that’s so common it has a name: Hector. From September- March on Tiwi Island near Darwin, Australia, you can set your clock by it, because it explodes each afternoon around 3 PM.  Tiwi Island is about 70 km north of Darwin, and the shape of the island plays a vital role in making Hector form.  The island has just the right shape to allow for afternoon sea …

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