WOW! PHOTOGRAPHER’S STUNNING IMAGE OF METEOR SHOWER IN DONEGAL SKIES

first_imgBY GERARD O’KANE, Donegal Photographic Tours: Radiating from near the bright stars Castor and Pollux in the constellation Gemini the Twins, the Geminid meteor shower is one of the finest meteors showers visible in either the Northern or the Southern Hemisphere.Your best bet is to watch on the mornings of December 13 and 14, from moonset until dawn.This was captured by Justin MacLochlainn whilst out enjoying a Donegal Photographic Tours night photography workshop at Fanad Light House on the Night of the 13th Dec – fellow photographers where not so lucky as the weather turned cloudy shortly after he captured this fantastic shot. Also captured was a magnificent example of a lunar corona Moon Ring Weather FolkloreFolklore has it that a ring around the moon signifies bad weather is coming, and in many cases this may be true. So how can rings around the moon be a predictor of weather to come?The ice crystals that cover the halo signify high altitude, thin cirrus clouds that normally precede a warm front by one or two days. Typically, a warm front will be associated with a low pressure system which is commonly referred to as a storm. WOW! PHOTOGRAPHER’S STUNNING IMAGE OF METEOR SHOWER IN DONEGAL SKIES was last modified: December 15th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalMETEOR SHOWERlast_img

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