Word-of-Day-Challenge-Astral

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astral

relating to or resembling the stars.

As far as an astral photo was concerned

the first thing I thought of was the moon.

However, the moon is considered to be

a dead rock that only reflects the sun.

It does have an astral body

but life left it a long time ago.

Source: https://sharonstanford.com/the-moon-and-the-astral-body/

 

 

My Nikon D90 captured this image

using a Sigma 50-500mm lens

Focal length: 500mm

Exposure: 1/500

Apperture: f/6.3

ISO: 400

Handheld

My spelling of ‘apperture’ is considered

to be archaic by Wiktionary,

while other web-based spell checkers

are happy with the double ‘p’.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Astral

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Fort

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Part of the Queenscliff Fort and….

…and its black lighthouse.

There are only three black lighthouses

in the world and this is the

only one in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Fort

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Weekly-Weather-Sun-Shower

 

On January 9, I posted this photo of

the moon and its halo which has been

known to be an indicator of rain.

On Friday January 12, rain began to fall.

Slow rain.

Steady rain.

The garden heaved a sigh of relief.

Overnight we received

8.5 millimetres/30 points,

of rain.

This morning  the rain has continued

in showers through to mid afternoon.

Not much sun but we have had showers

similar to this one in early October.

 

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Weekly Weather: Sun Shower

Weekly Weather

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A halo around the moon has always

said to be a sign of rain.

Our temperature dropped from 40 plus, one day,

to around 20 degrees the next.

And there it has remained.

Since Friday we have received an inch of rain since.

Just the sort of weather we need in summer.

No fires.

Not good for tourists and holiday makers though.

However, we do still have February to come.

And the weather forecast is for more heat next week.

An elephants crossing Botswana’s Chobe River.

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Pic and Word Challenge: Weather

Weekly-Weather-Own-Choice

 

Last week I ventured out to photograph

what was supposed to be a super moon. 

Unfortunately it was not that ‘super’

at my location/time.

However, as I was about to give up I noticed that

there was a halo around the moon…a sign of rain????

 

Sunday afternoon and evening and

a small flock of Galahs

descended on our back yard…another sign of rain.

There is rain forecast for Friday…

first 15 mm then reduced to 4 mm.

Time will tell.

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Weekly Weather: Day

Weekly Weather

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Week 117

Infinity

Half a century ago…

this was about as close as we could get to the moon.

 Even now, it still appears way off in the distance.

However, with the settings still on infinity

and the use of some modern technology…

we can actually see that the moon

is not made of green cheese.

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Pic and Word Challenge: Infinity,