Weather Story 1
Monday, December 8, 2014, 1:26 PM - Glance up into the night sky this week - especially on Saturday night - and you could be in for a spectacular treat, courtesy of the Geminid meteor shower.
There are some strange objects flying around out in space, but one of the weirder ones is known as 3200 Phaethon. Named after the son of Helios - the Greek god of the Sun - this asteroid has an orbit that takes it closer to the Sun than any other named asteroid, and this apparently turns this object into something very rare - a rock comet. As the Science@NASA video above details, this close orbit causes 3200 Phaethon to blast out a stream of debris that follows along it in its orbit, just like a comet does. However, rather than fast-moving bits of icy dust, the debris stream from 3200 Phaethon is slow moving and composed of rock dust.
Weather Story 2
Sunday, December 7, 2014, 5:37 PM - The snow wasn't too great, but that didn't keep hundreds of people from gathering at Edmonton's Kinsmen Park Sunday for an epic #yegsnowfight.
The snowball fight was the brainchild of two Edmontonians, Robin Mazumder and Jeff Chase, who thought it would be a ball for strangers to come out and embrace the season and all the joys that come along with it.
News of the event snowballed on social media and about about 2,800 people signed up for a text message announcing the time, date and place.
"#yesnowfight was really just about celebrating winter in the city," Chase told Global News. "We love the snow and we love being together with Edmontonians. This is just really a way to embrace winter and build some community with people we might not know."
And since word of the event took-off on social media, it was no surprise that participants were quick to share their pictures online. Take a look at some of the flash mob-style snow battle photos below.