Stars and Fells

We had a run out last night to have a starlit drive through the Lakes, okay, I turned the headlights on when it became dark as driving by starlight was proving difficult 😉 We did pause a couple of times, and I liked the look of the stars just starting to appear in the sky above Buttermere and Crummock (photo from halfway up Honister).   Then there was the stars above Blencathra…

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The moment of eclipse

I’d been at work all night but decided to set an early alarm to see if the weather was being kind enough to allow a view of the eclipse. When I wandered to the window it was cloudy and my thoughts turned back to the land of nod, but Hugo was looking hopeful so I picked up the lead and my camera then headed out. I received regular texts from Julie that the sky was getting lighter and gaps appearing so I wandered a bit more, then the cloud parted…

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Horrible Horrible Light Pollution

Driving home this morning I decided to take a couple of photographs to show how bad light pollution in this area has become. Farms are now lit up brighter than Blackpool and Penrith is bathed in such a horrendous glow I’m surprised there’s any wildlife left. However, back to the farm… …there area a number of farms in the area that have taken to illuminating their yards/barns/fields to such a degree that the Sun is no longer needed, in fact I’m sure some of those installing lights are trying to…

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Yay!

I was half dozing last night, the fire was crackling and hissing as the logs slowly burned and I was pondering an early night. Then Julie pointed out there was an Aurora alert and quite a lot of talk on Twitter about it being a ‘good one’ 😉 so I wandered outside expecting to see cloud – which is normal whenever there’s an Aurora alert. For once however the sky was fairly clear and I tried a couple of snaps from the lane, it looked interesting enough to bundle a…

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