Iconic Storseisundet Bridge, or locally known as ‘the drunk bridge’ is the one of the most popular spots on the five-mile Atlantic Ocean Road in Norway.
The Atlantic Ocean Road passes through an archipelago and it links mainland Norway with the island of Averoy.
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These stunning ultra-high speed photos of water droplets were captured by photographer, Ronny Tertnes, 48, from Bergen, Norway.
They show the water’s displacement as various liquids are being dropped in.
Ronny, who works full time as an IT administrator, set up his camera and flash rigs to capture the exact moment a droplet hit the surface, sometimes causing several drops to collide into each other. (TwoByTwoEditorial.co.uk)
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French news channel France 24 reported on Wednesday that Malaysian and Filipino citizens are among the hostages being held at a gas field in Algeria.
The gas field, In Amenas is jointly operated by British’s BP, Norway’s Statoil and state-run Algerian energy firm Sonatrach.
Algeria said an Algerian and a Briton were killed in the attack.
There are reports that Norwegian, French, British, US and Japanese citizens are also among the hostages.
The Star reported that:
“Wisma Putra confirmed Thursday that two Malaysians were among those held hostage at the Amenas gas facility in Algeria. Malaysia is working closely with the Algerian authorities and the families of the two have been contacted, it said in a statement.”
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.
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.
Ash from an Icelandic volcano, the Grimsvotn volcano under the Vatnajokull glacier forced the cancellation of dozens of flights to and from Scotland on Tuesday.
Last year, ash from another Icelandic volcano caused 100,000 flights to be canceled, stranding 10 million passengers and costing the industry an estimated $1.7 billion in lost revenue.
Norway’s airport operator said the ash cloud would cause some flight restrictions on its west coast on Tuesday and Denmark said a small area of its airspace would be closed.
Below are some of the flights affected as reported by REUTERS:
1. Ryanair cancelled 36 flights between Scotland and cities across Europe, was told by the Irish Aviation Authority not to operate flights to Scottish airports until at least 1 p.m. (8 a.m. EDT).
2. British Airways said it would not operate any flights between London and Scotland on Tuesday that arrived in Scotland before 8 a.m. EDT or departed from Scotland before that time.
3. Flybe, EasyJet and Aer Lingus all said they were cancelling some of their flights to and from Scotland on Tuesday.
4. KLM, part of Air France-KLM canceled 16 flights to and from four British cities scheduled for Tuesday. Fights to and from Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Newcastle would be canceled on Tuesday morning, it said.
Europe’s air traffic control organization said that if the volcanic emissions continued at the same rate, the cloud could reach western French and northern Spanish airspace on Thursday.Map locates Grimsvotn volcano in Iceland that has started erupting. A plane flies past smoke plume from the eruption of the Grimsvotn volcano, under the Vatnajokull glacier in southeast Iceland May 21, 2011. REUTERS/Olafur Sigurjonsson A cloud of smoke and ash is seen over the Grimsvoetn volcano on Iceland on May 21. (AFP/File) Smoke plume rises from the eruption of the Grimsvotn volcano, under the Vatnajokull glacier in southeast Iceland May 21, 2011. Airlines began cancelling flights to Britain late on Monday because of an ash cloud from an Icelandic volcano reaching its airspace, although experts expected no repeat of travel chaos from an eruption a year ago. Picture taken May 21, 2011. REUTERS/Olafur Sigurjonsson
Picture shows the growing ash plume from the Grimsvotn volcano, under the Vatnajokull glacier in southeast Iceland, as its eruption begins May 21, 2011. REUTERS/Ingolfur Bruun Sequence pictures of the volcano eruption Sequence pictures of the volcano eruption