Friday, June 29, 2018

From the Top of Mount Errigal on a Warm Summer Day (27th June 2018)

From the Top of Mount Errigal on a Warm Summer Day (27th June 2018)

The Setup

From the Top of Mount Errigal on 27th June 2018


Another Sunset from Top of Mount Errigal - 27th June 2017

Another Sunset from Top of Mount Errigal - 27th June 2017

Sunset from Top of Mount Errigal - 27th June 2017

Sunset from Top of Mount Errigal - 27th June 2017

Full Moon View from Mount Errigal - 27th June 2018

Full Moon View from Mount Errigal - 27th June 2018 

Heiligenschein (Halo or Aureola) from Mount Errigal

Heiligenschein (Halo or Aureola) from Mount Errigal - The bright spot that appears near the tip of the mountains shadow near the distant lake in the image center, the halo appears directly opposite to the sun around the viewer's (my) head's shadow

Sunday, May 06, 2018

Northern Lights, Milky way, Andromeda & Jupiter in one frame - A Panorama from Horn Head, Donegal

  • Northern Lights - The pinkish/reddish glow towards the left half of the sky is the aftermath of a grand Northern lights display. 
  • Milky Way - The Milky Way arches and connects to the orange glow of city lights towards the right (Lights from Dunfanaghy, Ireland) 
  • The brightest spot on the right most edge just above the horizon is Jupiter.
  • Andromeda Galaxy – The diagonal bright patch just over the edge of the pole near my parked car in the image center is Andromeda Galaxy – another Island Universe!
The panorama spans almost 180 degree or more North to South and is stitched together from 18 individual images; the foreground is lit by the light from a mobile phone.

The individual images are clicked on 21st April 2018 around 2:30 am in the morning after a brilliant display of Northern lights from 12:00 am till 02:15 am. The pinkish-reddish glow of Aurora was still left over the Northern sky even after then.