Sunday, January 29, 2017

Letterkenny on a Cloudy Evening

The clouds dramatically imitated the crepuscular sun rays, the cloud lines appeared to be radiating away from a distant thunder cloud that made the evening so chilly on the winter evening of 27th January 2017

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Crepuscular rays over Lough Finn - A view from Fintown

From wikipedia: The lough, along with its neighbouring village of Fintown in County Dongeal, was named after a mythological woman, Finngeal, who drowned in the lake after attempting to save her wounded brother Feargamhain
Donegal recorded freezing weather on 21st January 2017. The frost that formed overnight was not completely melted way from north facing slopes and law lying grounds even when this picture was clicked  (around 4:00 pm in the evening).  The sky remained mostly clear throughout the day time, but few clouds formed over these mountains by then. I felt so glad to reach this location at that time, the crepuscular rays appeared and decorated the mountain just after a few clicks, the rays disappeared within the next couple of minutes as the high wind made the clouds cover the sunshine.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Sunrise in Letterkenny - 21st January 2017

On this frosty day when the temperature was at zero degree, the rise was at 8:37 am local time, but the sun was not high enough to be seen for another 10 minutes, the grounds and grass were covered in frost, it was foggy when I went to bed the previous day, and never thought that it would clear up in the morning. The contrails marked comet like streaks around the sun and added to the beauty of most photographed celestial event.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Moon Venus Conjunction - 2017 Jan 2nd

Moon, Venus and Mars over Polestar roundabout in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Moon and Venus over the silhouette of a tree

Moon and Venus over the silhouette of a tree in the evening sky

Moon and Venus on the previous day (Jan 1st 2017) when the moon lit side of Moon was pointing away from Venus

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Happy New Year 2017 - A foggy and frosty winter morning view of Letterkenny

On a foggy and frosty winter morning (2016 November 24th) the sunrise was so pleasant, the sun rose up on top of the distant mountains that peaked out of the fog layer which covered up the low lying areas of Letterkenny