Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Supermoon

Supermoon in June 2013. The moon's orbit is actually slightly elliptical, and the moon appears larger when the moon is closer to earth.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Light in Winter 2013

The Light in Winter is an annual festival held during winter in Melbourne each year. The festival celebrates winter with wonderful artistic sculptures, usually best enjoyed at night when the sculptures become illuminated.

This year's key attraction is The Helix Tree, designed by Melbourne-based illumination designer Bruce Ramos. The Helix Tree is a 13m high steel structure with interactive illumination that responds to sound. The tree varies in colour and intensity based on the volume and pitch of the sound it hears.

Various choirs from around Melbourne have been invited to sing under the tree and demonstrate this interactive display of sound and light.

Also see last year's Light in Winter: Close Encounters 2012 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Sleepy Cuddly Koalas

Sleepy Koala sitting on a tree. Koalas can sleep up to 20 hours a day, with their diet consisting mainly of eucalyptus leaves.