Monthly Archives: April 2013

Auckland

Went down to Auckland to Lynn’s son’s wedding. Stayed at the Tank Farm near the Westhaven Marina on the Auckland waterfront. About 20 vans and busses parked up over night. Nice place to stay as is close to the Viaduct. … Continue reading

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Horsehead nebula

The Horsehead Nebula as viewed at near-infrared wavelengths with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. This thick pillar of gas and dust is sculpted by powerful stellar winds blowing from clusters of massive stars located beyond the field of this image. … Continue reading

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NZ landscapes by Bevan Percival

Bevan Percival has spent many a night and day capturing these time lapse shots. New Zealand Landscapes Timelapse Volume Two from Bevan Percival on Vimeo. This timelapse features my best work yet. It represents hours and hours of dedication to … Continue reading

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Elvis meets a young Glen Campbell

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Eddies and vortexes, from space

A braid of eddies behind the Revillagigedo Archipelago in the North Pacific have created the fanciful swirls in the clouds seen in these Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) images, acquired by the Terra (morning) and Aqua (afternoon) satellites on May … Continue reading

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The New Zealand Geographic Board wants to rename the islands of NZ

The New Zealand Geographic Board has announced it will consult the public before settling on new official names for the North and South Islands. The board is looking at changing the name South Island to Te Waipounamu and the North Island to Te Ika-a-Maui.

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