Aurora Borealis

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I was watching Charmed on DVD, this afternoon and in one of the episodes, the sisters were talking about a festivals and mentioned about Aurora Borealis. I have heard about this before and I knew that it is some kind of natural lights seen in the Nothern hemisphere. I looked around the net and found spectacular information, pictures and videos of the Northern Lights.

You could also check the net about how and why we have Aurora Borealis. But on this page, I just wanted to share with you this amazing wonder of nature. :)

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The photo of Northern Lights were taken in Alaska

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This Aurora Borealis picture was taken in the sky’s of Australia at night.

“The heavens declare the glory of God;? the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard.” Psalm 19:1-3

Ciao! :)

New 7 Wonders of Nature, update!

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I have posted sometime in July, the Philippines’ nominees for the New 7 Wonders of Nature. And as of today, the current ranking is:

1) Puerto Princesa Subterranean River and National Park (Philippines – Asia)

2) Halong Bay ( Vietnam – Asia)

3) Cox’s Bazar Beach (Bangladesh – Asia)

4) Chocolate Hills (Philippines – Asia)

5) Tubbataha Reef (Philippines – Asia)

6) Al-hasa Oasis (Saudi Arabia – Asia)

7) Ganges, River ( Bangladesh, India- Asia)

Looking at the figures above, I am happy to know that the Philippines has been blessed with wonderful environment that Filipinos must learn to value and to take care of.

The voting will last continue through July 7, 2009. But only national nominee per country who will have the most number of votes by December 31, 2008 will be eligible to proceed to 2009.

Cast your votes now! Click here.

New Seven Wonders of the World Finalist

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I was talking to my team leader Jennet  this morning about the Philippines Seven wonders nominees. We get sad when we didn’t find Palawan’s Subterranean River as one of the Finalist of New Seven Wonders of the World. As we checked on the said finalist, all of which are man-made. Then I came accross with a link from www.new7wonders.com  called New Seven Wonders of Nature  and I realized that Seven Wonders of the World is different from Seven Wonders of Nature.  The Philippines nominees for Seven Wonders of Nature are Palawan’s Subterranean River, Chocolate Hills, Mayon Volcano and Tabuttaha Reef. I have a different post for them.

Well, since I’m in the site already,  I checked on the The New Seven Wonders of the World Finalist. I got the pictures of the finalist from the website and you can just click on the names of the said finalist to know more about it.

The Acropolis of Athens

 

Alhambra

 

Angkor

 

Statue of Easter Island

 

The Eiffel Tower

 

Hagia Sophia

Kiyomizu Temple

 

 The Kremlin and Red Square

 

Neuschwanstein Castle

 

The Pyramids of Giza

 

The Statue of Liberty

 

Stonehenge

 

Sydney Opera House

 

Timbuktu

 

Philippines’ New Seven Wonders of Nature nominees

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This morning, I visited www.new7wonders.com to check the rank of the Puerto Princesa’s  Subterranean River which is nominated to be one of New Seven Wonders of Nature. As of this writing, it is rank 5. My friend Kristine was able to visit the place already when she went to Palawan last year(I think..). She said that it is really a wonder of nature.

Got these pictures from Kristine’s friendster. She said that she really enjoyed the trip.

 

That is Tin and Neil.

 

 She said this is the entrance to the Underground river.

This is the only stalactite she was able to take a shot. It is called Puso ng Saging.

 

 On their way out.

 

They also met there this resident bayawak.

 Aside from Puerto Princesa’s Subterranean River, the Philippines has other nominees for New Seven Wonders of Nature.

CHOCOLATE HILLS in BOHOL is also a nominee. It is rank 4, currently.

 

The Chocolate Hills during summer. Looks like Kisses! It is spread over the municipalities of Carmen, Sagbayan and Batuan, the Chocolate Hills is the province’s signature attraction. It consists of approximately 1,268 hay cock hills with heights ranging from 40 to 120 meters. Formed centuries ago by tidal movements, the hills are considered as a National Geologic Movement.  Two of the highest hills have been developed and provided with facilities such as a restaurant, hostel and view deck.

Another pride of the Philppines is the TUBBATAHA REEF.

It’s current ranking is 2. It is an atoll coral reef  located in the Sulu Sea. The name ‘Tubbataha’ is the Samal word for “long reef exposed at low tide”. Samals are seafaring people of the Sulu Sea and are one of the few people who have accessed the Park in early1980′s. Cagayanen people who are more geographically associated with Tubbataha Reefs referred the Park as ‘gusong’.

 

 

 

I found these pictures from the www.tubbataha.org which is the official website of tubbataha reefs.

MAYON VOLCANO which is said to be a perfect cone is also a nominee of the New Seven Wonders of Nature. It is currently rank 9. It is located in the Legazpi, Albay.

 

 My mother was able to visit the Cagsawa church ruins. She said that in the pictures, the Cagsawa tower seems too close to the volcano, but it’s actually kilometers (even miles) away from the volcano.

  A shot taken during Mayon Volcano’s eruption.

I found this very old photograph of the then Cagsawa Church before the volcano’s eruption some decades ago.

 

These are the Philippines pride in the New Seven Wonders of Nature. I think the above natural wonders are not the only wonders that our counrty has. If we’ll tour around our country, you’ll find out that the above nominees are just a few of the beautiful sites our coutry is being proud of. I believe that we Filipinos are responsible in keeping these natural wonders stay as they are.

The votings for the nominees is until December 31, 2008. Just click here to vote for our prides.

Happy Voting!  

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