Photos And Videos: Sea Foam Blankets Eastern Australia’s Sunshine And Gold Coasts

The extreme weather has provided some spectacular images on the Sunshine Coast. (Yahoo News)
The extreme weather has provided some spectacular images on the Sunshine Coast. (Yahoo News)

Australia’s Sunshine and Gold coasts were hit so hard by the foam that residents and tourists were asked to cancel all non-essential travel.

Yahoo News reported that:

“Tourists, residents and emergency services were left bemused by the huge swathes of foam which were whipped up by high winds and then thrown onto land in eastern Australia.”

According to the Griffith University Centre for Coastal Management, the sea foam was formed when powerful waves forced air into the water.

It was reported that the foam reached three metres high at its peak!

A YouTube video by Mick Bell shows a car unexpectedly drive out from the sea foam and almost nearly hit two some police officers.

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Foam fills Australian town by itnnews

On Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 sea foam blown onto Jeanette’s Pier in Nags Head, North Carolina, U.S.A. as wind and rain from Hurricane Sandy moved into the area – please click here for the photos.

Northern Australian Total Solar Eclipse – The Last Until 2015

There will be a solar eclipse in parts of northern Australia for a few minutes from shortly after dawn Wednesday (Nov. 14) local time in Australia or 3:35 p.m. EST (2035 GMT) Tuesday.  

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(Please click here for for the awesome video of the 2012 Australian Total Solar Eclipse)

This will be the world’s last solar eclipse until March 2015.

It could be seen in Northern Territory, state of Queensland and the Pacific Ocean.

If we are not in those places, we could still watch the rare phenomenon live from the Internet.

The Tourism Tropical North Queensland and the Slooh Space Camera will provide free webcasts of the event.

The broadcasts will begin at 1 p.m. EST (1800 GMT) and 2:30 p.m. EST (1930 GMT) on Tuesday, respectively. 

SPACE.com reported that:

The total eclipse of the sun will begin over the Arnhem Land region of the Northern Territory, where the moon’s shadow will touch down at 3:35 p.m. EST (2035 GMT). [Video: Watch Path of Nov. 13-14 Total Solar Eclipse]

Then the eclipse path moves southeast across the Gulf of Carpentaria to Queensland, darkening the skies over towns such as Mitchell River and Palmerville before reaching the coastal city of Cairns at 3:39 p.m. EST (2039 GMT).

Shortly after sunrise, skywatchers in Cairns will witness a total solar eclipse lasting two minutes.

From Cairns, the moon’s shadow will cruise out into the vast Pacific Ocean, with the total eclipsefinally petering out 610 miles (980 kilometers) west-northwest of Santiago, Chile, at 6:48 p.m. EST (2348 GMT).

The eclipse’s path of totality is about 108 miles (174 km) wide and covers 9,000 miles (14,500 km) over a three-hour period.

The next total solar eclipse occurs in March 2015 and will be visible from some areas in the North Atlantic region, such as Norway’s Svalbard Islands.

However, a so-called “hybrid” eclipse — which shifts between total and annular at different points on the globe — will come to parts of the Atlantic and central Africa in November 2013.

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2012 Deadly Australian Floods

Map showing Wagga Wagga in flood-hit Australia where 8,000 people were told to evacuate, as the Murrumbidgee River swelled to dangerous levels on Tuesday. (AFP)

Floods have hit New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria in Australia.

Wagga Wagga in New South Wales is badly hit by the disaster.

About 9,000 people have been ordered to evacuate the city of Wagga Wagga and its surrounds where the Murrumbidgee is predicted to peak at 10.9 metres (36 feet), right on the levee’s limit, at 6:00 pm (0800 GMT).

Floodwaters are expected to breach the levee this evening, Tuesday March 6, 2012.

This aerial photo, received from the New South Wales Premier Barry O’Farrell on March 6, shows floodwaters at North Wagga Wagga in Australia’s New South Wales state.(AFP)
Flooded properties due to rising waters from the Mulwaree River are seen on March 2, 2012 in Goulburn, Australia. Over 1000 people have been evacuated as record rainfall continues across at least three quarters of the state of NSW. Sydney and surrounding areas experienced one of the wettest and coolest summers in many years, which looks set to continue into March. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
The swollen Mulwaree River is seen on March 2, 2012 in Goulburn, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Flood waters are seen in the New South Wales town of Wagga Wagga March 5, 2012. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology predicts major flooding in the Wagga Wagga area as the Murrumbidgee River peaks to around 12.6 metres (41.3 feet) on March 6. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz
A house is reflected in flood waters near the caravan park in Wagga Wagga March 6, 2012. More than 9,000 people have been forced to evacuate as the Australian Bureau of Meteorology predicted major flooding in the Wagga Wagga region as the Murrumbidgee River is set to peak by midday on March 6. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz
GOULBURN, AUSTRALIA – MARCH 02: The swollen Mulwaree River floods a street on March 2, 2012 in Goulburn, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
A rescue team navigates in their boat along a flooded road in Wagga Wagga March 6, 2012. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz
State emergency workers standing on a bridge in the Sydney suburb of Windsor watch rising waters as it covers a walkway under the Windsor Bridge on the Hawkesbury River after the flood gate of the Warragamba Dam were opened in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, March 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

Giant Cyclone Yasi Heading For Queensland

Giant Cyclone Yasi heading for Queensland.

Giant cyclone Yasi has been upgraded to a category 5 storm.

It could be one of the most powerful storm to hit Australia.

It may be as powerful as Hurricane Katrina that hit New Orleans, USA in 2005.

The cyclone’s expected path  includes the cities of Cairns, Townsville and Mackay.

All aspects of this cyclone are going to be terrifying and potentially very, very damaging.

There may be bad floods and very, very strong winds may destroy cars, buildings, roads and bridges.

It is going to cause a big disaster to Australia.

I hope the people will be save in their houses.

A weather satellite image, courtesy of the Japan Meteorological Agency, shows tropical cyclone Yasi in the Coral Sea approaching the coast of Australia on February 1, 2011. REUTERS/Japan Meteorological Agency/MTSAT/Handout