Named after the Ute tribe. The word ute means "people of the mountains."

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Morning star

A planet that is above the eastern horizon at sunrise and less than 180° west of the Sun in right ascension.


18 inches; derived from distance between elbow and tip of middle finger.

Cumulonimbus cloud

Large, dark, vertical cloud with bulging top that brings showers, thunder, and lightning.


The erroneous or fanciful perception of a pattern or meaning in something that is actually ambiguous or random -- like the Man in the Moon or animals in cloud formations or religious images in tortillas.

Cirrocumulus cloud

Thin cloud that appears as small "cotton patches."


Make a mess of, destroy or ruin.

Neap Tide

A tide of decreased range that occurs twice a month, when the Moon is in quadrature (during its first and last quarters, when the Sun and the Moon are at right angles to each other relative to Earth).

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