Back to the summer skies

Well, I’ve been absent from this blog for a while. I have been fairly active with the camera but haven’t really put too much time into the social media side of things. The summer skies are on their way with slightly warmer nights, and with my new shift pattern, I get more chances of catching a clear sky on my time off.

Here’s a few from the past couple of months.

Star watching in Snowdonia
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Wind farms on the Denbigh Moors

Redundant energy

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South Stack light house

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Penmon light house

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The ISS pass over Gwaenysgor transmitters

ISS passThe eclipse, taken from a moving boat

Eclipse 

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Summer is here with clear skies!

 

 

Summer is here and it’s the best time to view the Milky way in the UK. Luckily we have been blessed with some brilliant clear skies.

 

Penmon Point, Anglesey.

Milky way over Penmon cottages

The weather again was looking good for an evening at Aled Isaf with the tent. A few shots from here.

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Me and my wife Laura headed over to Madeira  for our summer holiday and took advantage of a sunset and stargazing excursion. Unfortunately it was a full moon so the Milky way wasn’t as visible but the views were amazing. Sitting at 1818 meters, Pico Arieiro is the highest peak on the island and you sit above the clouds. I’d love to go back there on a moonless night!

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Above the clouds

 

The radar dome.Under the domeBack home, I went for a drive to Llyn Geirionydd. Another moonless night and 19 degrees at 1 am was perfect for taking time out to marvel at the wonders of the universe.

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Comets

 

Took a drive over the moors home and thought I’d try this shot. I’d seen a few previously from America and thought this worked pretty well.

The road

 

 

And one from the other night. The ISS pass. Taken behind Abergele at an old lookout tower. 6 shots stitched together.

ISS over the tower

 

Cheers for looking!