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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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A little reminder for the Aussies

Speschly the Queenslanders.
There is a solar eclipse happening this week. First thing in the morning on Wednesday. Only those in Cairns and closeby will get the full effect. I will get a partial eclipse further south and the Kiwis will get a partial version too.


Where is Scratch speaking of Cairns?

Here is a map.



And some more details.

http://eclipse2012.org.au/

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Was pretty good for a partial eclipse... Slight cloud blocked enough of the glare to allow a clearer view of the shadow- pretty cool all up! :-)

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Where is Scratch speaking of Cairns?
In his last posting a few weeks ago, he said he was going to be away from interweb contact over the next few months.

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Absolute cloud cover here. Nought to see. Glad I din't fly to Cairns with all my clobber, I'd have been mightily pi55ed off.

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In his last posting a few weeks ago, he said he was going to be away from interweb contact over the next few months.
He is probably being grumpy in person to some kangaroos and such while prospecting.
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Absolute cloud cover here. Nought to see. Glad I din't fly to Cairns with all my clobber, I'd have been mightily pi55ed off.
This happens here every time there's an eclipse, a meteor shower, etc.

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how is it that australia has a billion poisonous snakes and new zaealand none? I mean from the photos I have seen Australia is absolutely breath taking...but so many nasty snakes..bugs crocs..sharks and of course the tiny tiny boxer jelly fish..... it is like hell and heaven intermixed.....
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They probably all gapped it so they didn't wind up like the Moa!
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how is it that australia has a billion poisonous snakes and new zaealand none?

We beat them - fair'n'square.

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