You Might See Colored Clouds This Weekend
NASA was planning to create red and blue-green colored clouds last weekend, but bad weather conditions have forced them to postpone til June 11th.
This isn't part of a NASA plan for a laser-light show in the sky, nor is it a chemtrail conspiracy (at least that's what they want you to think #staywoke). It will actually be part of a test that NASA is doing to study the ionosphere and aurora. A rocket launch will release canisters that will deploy and create blue-green and red artificial clouds. These clouds, or vapor tracers, will allow scientists on the ground to visually track particle motions in space.
You’ll be able to watch the launch around 4am on June 11th. East Coasters from New York to North Carolina will have a chance to see the colorful clouds in person according to NASA. For everyone else, a livestream will be available. Obviously bad weather could again postpone the launch, so we'll let you know if we hear anything.
That graphic shows the estimated range of the clouds, so almost all of New Jersey will have the chance to see colored clouds.
Believe it or not, I actually took part in an experiment with the same concept in high school. My oceanography class took a field trip to the Manasquan Inlet, and we got to launch these balls made of compressed, colored powder into the surf. It was made of totally harmless ingredients, but the colors would show up in the water and allowed us to track the movement of the tides.
So if you wake up Sunday morning, don't freak out about the apocalypse, and don't worry that whatever you did Saturday night is still in your system. I mean, it might still be in your system, and for all we know it could be the apocalypse, but the clouds will be colored regardless.