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Noctilucent Clouds 17th June 2012

The skies were clouded out on the night of the 17th June 2012 and I had positioned myself in front of the TV to watch the golfing stars of the US open third round. As the round the was drawing to a close Irelands very own G mac, who was making a charge to the top of the leaderboard, was up staged when through the window I spotted the sky clearing revealing those eerie, electric blue delights of the Summer- Noctilucent Clouds. I suspected I missed the best of this display as the sky didn’t clear until after 0200 BST and the display was fading in to the morning twilight. However, I please to be treated to this celestial surprise.



Location: Killygordon, Lifford, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Date: 17 June 2012

Time: 02:00-02:30

Camera: Self modded Canon 1000D, Simga 20mm

Exposure: 6sec, ISO 200 F5

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Taken on June 17, 2012