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70-mile wide group of butterflies shows up on radar, confuses weather scientists

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Oct 07, 2017 01:04 AM
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by (Amanda Froelich) last modified Oct 06, 2017

“It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… a flock of migrating butterflies!” After spotting a colored mass flitting over Denver and nearby counties, weather scientists at the National Weather Service supposed the phenomenon was just a group of birds. With the help of social media users, however, they later realized that the group of loosely spaced insects with big wings was butterflies! It turns out, there are so many butterflies migrating across central U.S., they showed up on the radar. Weather...





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