18 May, 2009

Onset of Winter Weather

On last night's nocturnal tour where we saw one Lumholtz's Tree-Kangaroo, 11 Brushtail Possums and two Green Ringtail Possums the sky was as clear as a bell. We had fun looking at the constellations of the southern sky which were new to my guests from the Netherlands. The constellations which they knew were upside down. It was fun trying to use their northern hemisphere star chart to determine the names of some stars I did not know. The challenge was to flip and invert the image in one's head to match what we were seeing in our northern sky.

A fog formed over night which stopped it becoming really cold and the warm sunshine has now burnt off the fog.

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