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Crazy Airglow

Airglow (also called nightglow) is a faint emission of light by a planetary atmosphere. In the case of Earth’s atmosphere, this optical phenomenon causes the night sky never to be completely dark, even after the […]

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The Baserri

A baserri is a traditional half-timbered or stone-built type of housebarn farmhouse found in the Basque Country ‘Euskadi’ found between the borders of northern Spain and south western France.

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Planetary Conjunction

The star Antares, with planets Mars and Saturn form a distinctive triangle in the sky, and just below it you can also see comet which appears as a bluey green dot (later found out it’s actually called 252P/LINEAR). The moon […]

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Outskirts

Snuck out for a short 2 hour drive last night, just far enough from Sydney to see the Milky Way. I would’ve spent more time out but it was bloody freezing! Winter is coming, bring […]

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The Tasman Glacier

The longest temperate glacier in the Southern Hemisphere. The South Island of New Zealand is unique for a temperate climate zone in that the glaciers here come almost to sea level. There are approximately 178 […]

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Motueka Shipwreck

Motueka, South Island of New Zealand. When the tide is low you can walk right up to the wreck, but when the tide is high a mirror like reflection takes over the scene. A couple […]

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Milky Way over Lake Rotoiti

After sitting on this panorama for almost 2 years I’ve finally decided to share it. The fact is that my trip to New Zealand in September 2014 was marred with lots of clouds and this […]

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The Mediterranean ‘Nostre Mare’

Staring at the sea and clouds from this high cliff along Italy’s Amalfi coast my thoughts turned towards the sea battles that took place at one time or another over the  last 2 1/2 millenia. Empires were lost and […]

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Birds Of New Zealand

A Pied Shag   BellBird having a bath…

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Stunning New Zealand

     

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