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Australia best place to see tomorrow’s Annular Solar Eclipse

The north of Western Australia will be the prime spot to witness the majesty of the May 9th / May 10th Annular Solar Eclipse of 2013 !!   I have been to the “North” to Collier Range National Park, and it is beautiful, and I can only imagine what it will be like there at sun-rise tomorrow!  However, as I live in a suburb of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia, hundreds of miles away from Collier Range, instead I will be up at 6.53am tomorrow Friday, to witness what I can of the Eclipse.

See this page  HERE  for viewing times around Australia.   My last post gives links to good information about this powerful Eclipse.   I am also duplicating Carol Ann C’iocco’s newsletter of today here, as it contains very intriguing and important information.   Past newsletters of Carol Ann can be found  here,   and I recommend you sign up to receive her Newsletters directly to your In Box.
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Tri-eclipses: Annular Solar Eclipse – Red Centre (Australia) Ring of Fire

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May 4, 2013  – a message from Carol Ann C’iocco

Hi everyone, as you know from my last newsletter (http://ow.ly/kvztG) we are in the middle of a Tri-eclipse portal which spans April 25 – May 25, 2013. The bookend eclipses are minor lunar eclipses which serve as subtle doorways in and out of the portal.  But the central eclipse – coming up this Thursday and Friday May 9 and 10 – is an Annular Solar Eclipse and is very powerful both in its visual quality and its effects.   A “Ring of Fire Eclipse” occurs when the new moon passes between Earth and sun and blocks most, but not all, of the sun’s disc.

2013 Apr 25: Partial Lunar Eclipse

2013 May 10: Annular Solar Eclipse

2013 May 25: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

2013 Oct 18: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

2013 Nov 03: Hybrid Solar Eclipse

The dates above are taken from the NASA website. 

Please see more information at NASA’s link   HERE.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, GO TO   THIS   PAGE OF CAROL ANN C”IOCCO PLEASE.  HER PAGE WILL TELL YOU WHERE YOU CAN SEE THE ECLIPSES.

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Also,    Elizabeth Peru   has excellent information about the tri-eclipse period.   Go to her newsletter page for information, and sign up to receive Newsletters.


Labyrinth Fountain – Perth, Western Australia

Click on the icon at the bottom right of the video, to see it in full screen.

This $1.3 million water sculpture is the work of Danish artist Jeppe Hein. This interactive, family-friendly attraction features jets of water that shoot into the air to create nine “rooms”. The fountain uses recycled storm water which goes through sand filters and is chlorinated to swimming pool standards – so it’s safe to drink if any gets accidently swallowed! The water feature is in operation daily until 10pm each evening and is lit up at night time.

I am really impressed with this beautiful fountain and think it is fantastic to have water jets in the capital city, for good “feng shui”.  I did try to video it myself during the daylight hours but as my attempt was rather woeful, thought I would leave it at this great night time shot.

See photos and more information at this blog   here.


Sunset at Fremantle, Western Australia

Sunset at Fremantle

Here is a photo of the Sun going down at Fremantle, Western Australia.   I took it with my HTC Wildfire mobile telephone at 7.15pm on Tuesday 28th January 2013.   It was a Public Holiday here Down Under for “Australia Day.”

Below is a photo of a section of the water of the Indian Ocean at Fremantle, showing it as dark navy blue.

Ocean at Fremantle

And following –    are photos of a huge ship, the Taiko Tonisberg, that we saw come into the Harbour (probably carrying cars).

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Taiko Tonisberg ship

Taiko Tonisberg ship

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Wallenius Wilhelmsen at Fremantle, Western Australia, 28 January 2013

Sunset at Fremantle Jan 2013

I loved seeing the Tug boat with the ship, but by the time I got around working out how to use the camera on my phone I didn’t get a good close up photo of the impressive Tug boat.  I took the photo of the ocean (cropped above) because I was trying to take a photo of a tern (bird) swooping into the water to pick up a fish, but I missed that photo opportunity too.   Anyhow, the first sunset photo is cropped, and just above is the original photo that I took in full.