A New Zealand photographer captured a stunning time lapse of the spinning galaxies above Christchurch on April 15. This video, taken from Takamatua, shows meteors streaking pass the galaxy core.
Stargazers across New Zealand gathered to watch the Southern Lights over the April 22-23 weekend, with the spectacular light show expected to come out again on Monday night. Dale Wowk created this time lapse from Coronet Peak overlooking Queenstown. He said it was the first time he has ever seen the Southern Lights in person. “I have been wanting to see an aurora since move here late last year, but haven’t had much luck,” Wowk said. "This was the first time I had ever seen and photographed an aurora and the whole experience seemed unreal. “I’d seen so many photos and video… but to watch the beams dance across the sky and see them pop up on the back on the back of my camera was an incredible experience.” Though the Aurora Australis is not an unusual display in New Zealand, it rarely shows itself on consecutive nights with this intensity. New Zealand media outlet Stuff.co.nz reported that the ""perfect" weather":http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/91832560/southern-lights-delight-kiwis-from-auckland-to-otago-as-aurora-lights-up-night-sky conditions meant the lights were visible from Auckland and Christchurch, where they are less frequently seen.
Filming somebody high on pain medication is almost guaranteed comedy gold, and John certainly hit the jackpot when he recorded his wife Kayleigh after her IVF egg retrieval. The video, which was shared to YouTube on April 19, shows Kayleigh post-surgery, still dosed up on whatever painkillers were used before the procedure. She begins talking about her doctor, who she believes is none other than ER heartthrob George Clooney.
Thousands of polling stations opened across France on Sunday, April 23, as people cast their votes in the first round of an unpredictable presidential election. This video shows one of the candidates, the far-left Jean-Luc Mélenchon, casting his vote at a polling center in Paris.
Baby Finnigan loves his bath time. The 11-week-old little boy was enjoying his bath when his mom squirted water on him from a bath toy. Finnigan’s adorable reaction was captured by his dad Brian and is too cute not to watch.
While scuba diving in Tonga, Scott Portelli and his fellow divers were treated to a stunning show. The Australian native was on a dive, when a killer whale began to swim near his group. The killer whale decided to show off its talent by jumping out of the water near the gang in a quite extraordinary display.
The Southern Lights were on full display above New Zealand on April 22, with stargazers across the country turning their eyes and cameras to the night skies. From Auckland to Otago, the Aurora Australis was beautiful sight to behold. The aurora is a result of solar winds colliding with the earth’s magnetic field, producing electrical disturbances that light up the sky. New Zealand media outlet Stuff.co.nz reported this particular night had the “perfect” conditions for a good display, with popular spots being packed with people out to see the lights.
Easter celebrations in the historic town of Echuca, Victoria, once Australia’s largest inland port, went off with a bang on April 16 with a spectacular fireworks display. Each year, Echuca puts on a fireworks show to mark the end of their Easter festivities with paddle steamers sailing past the port with their horns whistling as the night sky is lit up. The PS Adelaide, a paddle steamer built in 1866, also participated in the celebrations. The 151-year-old steamship is the world’s oldest and functioning wooden-hulled paddle steamer, according to local media. This stunning timelapse and drone footage from photographer Brendan Calwell shows the celebrations and the scenery down the Murray River, Australia’s longest river that also separates the states of Victoria and New South Wales.
Footage recorded by a bystander captured the immediate aftermath of the attack on the Champs Elysees in Paris, France, on April 20 in which one police officer was killed and two others injured when a man opened fire on them. French police have confirmed that the suspect, who was named in reports as Karim Cheurfi, was shot and killed by officers.
This little girl’s wish just came true. The happy cutie couldn’t contain her excitement as her parents told her that she is going to be a big sister. Dad Justin said she has been waiting for this for so long. Her reaction to the news is priceless.
This washing machines sounds as though it has had better days in terms of its conventional use, but it really knows how to spin the hits! Cieran Henderson was doing his laundry in Airdrie, Scotland, when his washing machine seemed to be playing a techno beat. We hope he was able to finish washing the load.
New drone video shows what are called the “finishing touches” being applied to the Apple Campus in Cupertino, California. Apple announced in February that the new headquarters would open for employees in April.
This video, broadcast live on Facebook on April 20, shows the moments when gunfire erupted on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. The shooting would leave one policeman dead and two injured. The attacker was shot and killed by police. In the footage, bursts of gunfire are heard, before more sustained gunfire sparks panic and screams among bystanders. The person holding the camera flees up the street before turning his camera back towards the scene, where police officers are seen with raised weapons. He then seeks shelter in a clothing store, along with other people. The policeman who died was identified as Xavier Jugelé. The attacker was named in media as Karim Cheufri.
A dust devil rolled through Tàrrega, Spain, on April 20. Albert Esteban captured the moment the micro-tornado formed in the small Spanish town. Esteban stated that the dust devil appeared in front of him and lasted “about one minute and it disappeared.”
Obie has gone through a complete transformation. The cute pup became obese after his elderly owners over fed him. The owners relinquished the dachshund into the care of Nora Vanatta. With Nora’s help, Obie has lost 54 pounds and maintains a trim 23-pound figure. To learn more about Obie’s transformation, check out his Facebook page.
Luna the cute English bulldog puppy loves showing these bubbles who’s boss! Watch as the playful pup pops the bubbles outside in the garden.
There are few things Noel loves more than dinosaurs! The cute dino enthusiast went shopping with his mom recently and came across these stuffed toys. The little expert was able to name each and every one of them!
Charity organization Each One Feed One is doing their best to help street dogs in South Delhi. The group feeds around 50 to 60 dogs every morning around the city and have done so for the last 9 years. The dogs show their excitement and appreciation for the food in this clip. For more information on the group, please check out their Facebook page.
This family thought they were participating in the latest video challenge but little did they know of the surprise that was in store for them. Tabitha Schroeder and her husband came up with a clever way of letting their family know a new member is on the way. They had their family blindfold themselves and try to tie adult shoes. As they placed the blindfolds on, Tabitha switched them with baby shoes. As the challenge begins it takes a little while for them to realize what is going on. The news is especially welcome since Tabitha and her husband were told that they may have difficulties having a child. The reaction from the family is priceless.
A Dublin Bus provided the perfect setting for this man’s solo dance performance to Aaliyah’s More Than a Woman on April 16. Channeling Britney Spears’ Toxic music video, set on a plane, Jack Doyle turned the empty bus into his very own stage for this video. The video has received over 1,800 likes on Twitter since it was first shared.
While it may not have the handling or picture quality of a more expensive drone, Canadian dad-vlogger David Freiheit’s DIY set-up gets some pretty spectacular footage at a fraction of the price. Freiheit got the idea when he found an inexpensive foam glider at a local store and decided to attach an old GoPro to the top and to see what would happen. After a few failed attempts, he was able to achieve a respectable “quadruple loopty-loop” before crashing to the ground.
Quavo is one lucky little squirrel. The cute rodent was rescued by owner Madison from a construction site after being abandoned. Madison found out the little squirrel’s a girl and then named her Quavo. When wildlife centers and local vets won’t take Quavo, Madison took her in and nursed her back to health. The squirrel has since been released back into the wild but visits Madison occasionally.
What started out as a fairly regular day on the job was interrupted by this hilarious forklift fail. Robert Johnson’s coworker, Felipe, failed to properly counterbalance the heavy load, causing the lift it to tip over. Luckily, no one was hurt.
Loud cars can certainly be annoying but Lyndon Brandts took a funny spin on noisy cars. While driving through the Dutch city of Maastricht he used a kazoo to copy the noise sports cars make. This funny clip does make you feel as though you are in a race car.
Clever cat Coco shows off just how smart she really is. Her owner set up this little challenge to test her IQ. The puzzle is designed for dogs and contains treats that a dog needs to unlock to enjoy. It didn’t take long for Coco to figure out the puzzle but there was a little cheating along the way.