Today in Oz!

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by w3stie, Mar 24, 2014.

  1. Kloun

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    So when it's summer in USA it's winter in OZ?!? I don't get that. Isn't winter caused by the earth's orbit around the sun or something like that? It's friggin' hot here now.
     
  2. Boblets

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    Yes the seasons are opposed, as it were. When it is today in Australia it is last night in America.

    We have snow most winters in the south east of the country, then the bush fires start when the snow has gone.
     
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    Yeah but the Earth is not flat, it's round and you're on the other side of it to us.:)
     
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  4. Tonetele

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    It's so cold down south we haven't got 15 C (59 F) and snow in the southern states .
    I wandered which body part I've been choking on lately.
    Good to hear from Nick JD again- good humour.
     
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    Nick JD hasn't been on TDPRI since April 3 2016....I fail to understand this comment. :confused:
     
  6. 68Telebass

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    And tilted....that’s where the opposition of seasons comes from. :confused:
     
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    Maybe he sent a message in a bottle...
     
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    Mmmm....Bottle.....That might explain a lot.
     
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    Bottle?... I had a mate name Bottle, a Banyo boy..:)

    We were surfing at Aragum Bay, Sri Lanka and he went up to the lip for a reo and the lip slammed the board into his face putting a big gash on his chin...
    A few blokes took him up to the village doctor in Pottuvil and got it sewn up with a bag needle and some fine twine.... good to go..:eek::twisted:
    a week or so later he took the chance to go out for a surf again,,, same thing happened, board hit him in the face cracking his nose this time....:lol:

    of course he blamed his surfboard....:rolleyes:

    haven't seen him in years, I wonder how he's going?...:)
     
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    Yer blood's worth bottling, Trev.

    I remember NickJD had a galah for his ID thingy. I was usually interested in things he had to say, he seemed knowledgable.
     
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    Today in Oz... I actually saw a real live snake....:eek::D

    I had a few short pieces of tin that were half buried in leaves and plant roots I thought I'd get off the ground... keeping in mind it's the best place to find snakes underneath....

    raked the stuff off the first one and moved it away with nothing under it but some ants.... grabbed the corner of the other one and slid it out and up from under the litter... and sure enough a 2 foot snake slithered out and went down the gully away from me... looked like a young brown snake or similar size shape colour.. it was quite light underneath as it was probably hibernating through winter under there...

    the young Butcher bird was hanging out in the branches close by as I raked the leaves in the area and it swooped down to get a feed as a bug/worm appeared...

    I was down there to dig a few holes to plant a few of the Black Bean seedlings I sprouted in pots a few months back.... they are a foot tall or so and healthy, time to give them a spot on the bank of the gully...gave the holes a good watering with seasol mix... I hope they have a long life..

    A beautiful winters day clear and sunny @25C.... good gardening weather,,:)
     
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  12. Tonetele

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    Yeah but that's only part of it. We are also one million miles further from the sun in our winter, the Earth's rotation is eliptical ( 92 m miles in winter -93m miles in summer -roughly). Plus we are angled facing the sun longer hence longer days in both hemispheres in summers.
    Right now it is 16C ( 60.8F ) here in the south, the warmest since Easter.
     
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    I remember he was actually a Kiwi that lived on the GC or thereabouts. Spent his days playing the stock market if I remember rightly.
     
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    Add the three variables together (Eccentricity of orbit, obliquity of axial tilt, and precession of that axis) and you get one heck of a climate twisting ride.... B300938B-9DF7-43FF-AC17-6663B75BFF43.jpeg
    Here is a short blurb on these Milankovitch cycles. First sussed out in about 1917 or so.. YAY!!! Cool astronomy and geology stuff!!!
     
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    Well the weather is getting warmer and here in OZ that means one thing. BBQ season.

     
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    . . . and . . . fires.

    Blimey, have you lads been up to mischief? TDPRI seems to have deleted three months worth of comments here.
     
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    Pretty balmy here today. -4C/25F with light clouds and some blue sky. I'm a couple hours ESE of Edmonton.
     
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    No I don't think so. Like the rest of the world we have, well, you know...:oops::oops::oops:
     
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