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Pluviophobia

Fear of rain

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Altostratus cloud

Grayish or bluish layer of clouds that can obscure the Sun.

Moon’s phases

The continually changing appearance of the Moon, caused by the different angles at which it is illuminated by the Sun. First Quarter: The right half of the Moon is illuminated, as seen from the Northern Hemisphere. Full: The Sun and the Moon are in opposition; the entire disk of the Moon is illuminated as viewed from Earth. Last Quarter: The left half of the Moon is illuminated, as seen from the Northern Hemisphere. New: The Sun and the Moon are in conjunction; the entire disk of the Moon is darkened as viewed from Earth.

Hygrophobia

Fear of dampness/moisture

Sun Fast/Slow

When a sundial reading is behind (slow) or ahead of (fast) clock time.

Stratocumulus cloud

Rounded cloud mass that forms on top of a layer.

Bluey

A bushman's blanket; -- named from its color, or a bushman's bundle; a swag; -- so called because a blanket is sometimes used as the outside covering.

Pineapple Express

A strong south-westerly wind off the Pacific Ocean. This wind can bring heavy rain and flooding to the Pacific Northwest during winter.

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