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Lift Off - almost!

Out walking this evening - a beautiful, breezy evening, slightly hazy because of the volcanic dust in the atmosphere - we came across this para glider struggling to get off the ground. Don't know if he succeeded as his attempts were accompanied by a cacophany of dog barking (the loudest and noisiest barks coming from my canine companion) so we decided to 'make tracks'.

Again, this photo doesn't do it justice and I only wish I'd noticed earlier, before the sky darkened, because this sliver of a crescent moon looked wonderful. When first spotted, the Penumbra was clearly visible and - I think it's Venus again below - sparkled. Plus, I haven't found out how to get a longer exposure than 8 seconds.

Hope we can look forward to more clear skies over the weekend!

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  1. Oh your picture of the sky is amazing - I am very excited to see this. Thankyou for showing it.

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  2. When we were in France we saw people flinging themselves off mountain tops doing parapenting? Your photograph is putting me in holiday mood!

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  3. What a lovely picture of the nightsky. You had me "googling" "penumbra"........ I shall be looking out tonight......... thank you! :O)

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  4. Nearly a quarter to eleven at night and I have looked at the moon........... and I marvelled...... :O))))))))

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  5. Lesley, You have captured such a great photograph of the moon and stars. Thank you for sharing it.
    I am sitting here looking through our window, it is really beautiful here tonight, the moon is yellow/orange against the dark blue sky.

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  6. Hello everyone, thanks for visiting and commenting. I missed the moon tonight, having attended a performance by the 'Bootleg Bee Gees' at St Ives Guildhall. We danced the night away! x

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  7. Its turning cloudier up here, and I missed the moon. We have too many street lights to make sky watching much good!

    When we were at Lake Garda a couple of years ago we watched the paragliders doing their thing over the lake. Looked a big didgy, but they always landed safely on the grassy bit of lakeside!

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  8. The sky has been glorious just lately L. Your photos have captured perfectly.
    I have seen the bootleg Bee Gees, I thought they were a scream.

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  9. What a fabulous picture...I can never get my camera to take decent pictures in the dark so I am most impressed!!

    C x

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  10. Gilly, Viv and Carol, hello.

    Gloriously sunny here still, although there was a frost this morning and there's a chill breeze blowing from the North.

    Hope you have all enjoyed a lovely, lazy Sunday. x

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