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You may have heard there is a Super Blood Wolf Moon today, but sadly it can't be seen in Australia! πŸ˜ͺ
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The #SuperBloodWolfMoon was visible from North and South America, Europe and western Africa. This snap was from #NewJersey. γ€°
And for those in the UK, it was the last chance for them to see a total lunar eclipse in its entirety until 2029.
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But what makes it a #SuperBloodWolfMoon?! The total lunar eclipse will give a reddish colour to the lunar surface – which makes it a blood moon. But at the same time, the moon was slightly closer to Earth than normal – making it also a supermoon. But the full moon is also referred to as the wolf moon in January giving us the Super Blood Wolf Moon! γ€°
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You may have heard there is a super blood wolf moon today, but sadly it can't be seen in australia! πŸ˜ͺ
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the #superbloodwolfmoon was visible from north and south america, europe and western africa. this snap was from #newjersey. γ€°
and for those in the uk, it was the last chance for them to see a total lunar eclipse in its entirety until 2029.
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but what makes it a #superbloodwolfmoon?! the total lunar eclipse will give a reddish colour to the lunar surface – which makes it a blood moon. but at the same time, the moon was slightly closer to earth than normal – making it also a supermoon. but the full moon is also referred to as the wolf moon in january giving us the super blood wolf moon! γ€°
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#fullmoon #lunareclipse #lunareclipse2019 #astrophotography #nightphotography #astrophoto #astronomy
1,728 28 14 hours ago
Do you love a hug? According to a recent survey, Aussies give six a day on average!
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Is that more or less than you thought?
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The reason we're saying this is that it's #InternationalHuggingDay! Even if it's not a hug in person, send a virtual one ❀
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Do you love a hug? according to a recent survey, aussies give six a day on average!
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is that more or less than you thought?
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the reason we're saying this is that it's #internationalhuggingday! even if it's not a hug in person, send a virtual one ❀
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#abcmyphoto #country_features #countrygram #australiagram #cowsofinstagram #thisisqueensland
2,148 97 20 hours ago
Is this you today heading back to work? You're not alone πŸ’€
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Is this you today heading back to work? you're not alone πŸ’€
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Minister for Women Kelly O'Dwyer has announced she is quitting politics at the next election.
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Minister for women kelly o'dwyer has announced she is quitting politics at the next election.
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"the decisive reasons are very personal," @kellyodwyermp said.
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"my two smart and loving children, olivia and edward … will reach primary school age during the next parliament.
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"in compiling photo books and in looking at all those special moments over the christmas period i have seen how many of them i have missed.
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"if my husband and i want to give ourselves the opportunity, the best opportunity to have a third child, we need to be very realistic."
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#auspol #politics #parliament #australianpolitics #politicsnews #australia
1,143 92 2 days ago
Scientists are coming for this whale’s poo.
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Well, maybe not this specific whale. But 28 researchers are about to travel from Hobart to the Antarctic ice edge to track down a 100-tonne blue whale like this one.
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And they’ll be paying close attention to its movements in order to collect a good sample of it’s poo, which they will use as measure of the health of the local food chain. But they’ll have to move fast.
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Scientists are coming for this whale’s poo.
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well, maybe not this specific whale. but 28 researchers are about to travel from hobart to the antarctic ice edge to track down a 100-tonne blue whale like this one.
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and they’ll be paying close attention to its movements in order to collect a good sample of it’s poo, which they will use as measure of the health of the local food chain. but they’ll have to move fast.
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"it disperses very quickly so you've got to move quickly, you've got to be on the spot, as it were, to be able to collect a sample," australian antarctic division's chief scientist mike double said.
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fortunately, it won’t be quite as hard to actually locate a whale in the first place: "they are one of the loudest creatures on earth … we've got hydrophones on board [that] can detect them from up to 1,000 kilometres away,” dr double said.
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2,131 26 3 days ago
Is this #relatable for anyone else this Friday? 😴
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#Friday #Fridayfeels #tired #sleep #kangaroo #Australia #wildlife #Australianwildlife
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Is this #relatable for anyone else this friday? 😴
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#friday #fridayfeels #tired #sleep #kangaroo #australia #wildlife #australianwildlife
5,275 167 3 days ago
Meet Coop. She’s the one who helps kids and adults through some of the hardest moments of their lives.
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Coop’s the first dog in Australia to be allowed in a courtroom and her owner Tessa Stow has trained to be almost emotionally
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Meet coop. she’s the one who helps kids and adults through some of the hardest moments of their lives.
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coop’s the first dog in australia to be allowed in a courtroom and her owner tessa stow has trained to be almost emotionally "bulletproof".
coop has already helped around 140 victims and witnesses of crime in over 100 cases, the vast majority involving s****l assault.
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one of the people she helped give evidence was leah stephens.
"she was offered to me the day before to come into my video box at the hardest time of my life," she told 7.30.
"and as soon as we laid eyes upon each other, i forgot where i was.
"she was like my mother and my grandmother put together, and the feelings that she gave me were just overwhelming.
"she's really, really important to people in the world who have no-one and nothing at a time when they're so desperate to grab onto anything that's real — and coop is so real."
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now ms stow is busy training the next generation of court dogs, but estimates only two of her six pups in training will be suitable.
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4,680 218 4 days ago
Romeo,
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Romeo, "the world's loneliest frog", has finally found love. πŸΈπŸ’•πŸΈ
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he had been living the #bachelorlife for 10 years, thought to be the last sehuencas water frog on the planet, until five others were found — including juliet.
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“she likes worms as much as romeo likes them,” the researcher who found them explained.
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the pair have a blind date coming up.
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#loveisnotdead #frogs #frog #sehuencas #love #lovestagram #romeoandjuliet #amphibians #frogsofinstagram #amphibiansofinstagram
1,465 56 4 days ago
This is not the moon β€” or even a reflection of it.
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It’s actually an ice disk about 91 metres wide.
It formed in Maine in the US, and it’s believed it came about naturally in a part of the river where the current can create a whirlpool effect.
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It’s drawn comparisons to an alien spaceship, the moon, a carousel and a lazy Susan.
What do you think it looks like?
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πŸ“· AP: Tina Radel/City of Westbrook
#weather #nature #winter #america #ice
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This is not the moon — or even a reflection of it.
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it’s actually an ice disk about 91 metres wide.
it formed in maine in the us, and it’s believed it came about naturally in a part of the river where the current can create a whirlpool effect.
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it’s drawn comparisons to an alien spaceship, the moon, a carousel and a lazy susan.
what do you think it looks like?
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πŸ“· ap: tina radel/city of westbrook
#weather #nature #winter #america #ice
2,217 41 5 days ago
Good morning β€” it’s #WombatWednesday!
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Thanks to ABC Open contributor Lucy Champion for bringing us this little fellow from Maria Island.
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#wombats #wombatlife #Tasmania#wildlife #nature #abcmyphoto
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Good morning — it’s #wombatwednesday!
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thanks to abc open contributor lucy champion for bringing us this little fellow from maria island.
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#wombats #wombatlife #tasmania#wildlife #nature #abcmyphoto
9,075 353 6 days ago
Millions of pilgrims have plunged into the Ganges to mark the start of Kumbh Mela.
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Ash-covered pilgrims from around the world  are in India to commemorate the religious festival, which dates back to the Middle Ages.
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Millions of pilgrims have plunged into the ganges to mark the start of kumbh mela.
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ash-covered pilgrims from around the world are in india to commemorate the religious festival, which dates back to the middle ages.
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#india #festival #kumbhmela #travel #religion
1,244 21 6 days ago
Fancy burgers by candlelight?
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That’s what US President Donald Trump served up to college football team, the Clemson Tigers, in honour of their national championship win.
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β€œDo we have no food for you because we have a shutdown? Or do we give you some little quick salads that the first lady will make, along with the second lady, they’ll make some salads … I said you guys aren’t into salads … We have everything that I like that you like,” Mr Trump told the group.
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The President said he paid for the meal himself because of the partial government shutdown.
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Burgers were served up on silver platters by waiters, and fries portioned out into cups bearing the presidential seal.
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Fancy burgers by candlelight?
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that’s what us president donald trump served up to college football team, the clemson tigers, in honour of their national championship win.
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“do we have no food for you because we have a shutdown? or do we give you some little quick salads that the first lady will make, along with the second lady, they’ll make some salads … i said you guys aren’t into salads … we have everything that i like that you like,” mr trump told the group.
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the president said he paid for the meal himself because of the partial government shutdown.
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burgers were served up on silver platters by waiters, and fries portioned out into cups bearing the presidential seal.
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πŸ“·twitter: the white house; reuters: joshua roberts; ap: susan walsh
#burger #fastfood #trump #donaldtrump #whitehouse #football
1,137 225 6 days ago