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KERRY ireland DARK SKIES

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A stars filled night sky over St. Finan's Bay & The Glen in South Kerry near midnight during the annual perseid shower of shooting stars. One of the shooting stars can be seen as a white trace across the lower sky. The star cluster known as 'The Plough' can be seen centre left and the North Star is towards the top centre. This area of South Kerry is known as an International Dark Sky Reserve. The perseid shower happens when dust particles from the comet 'Swift-Tuttle' and happens every year around this time. The fence in the foreground is illuminated by a cars led parking lights while the red lights on the mountain are phone masts.<br />
Photo Don MacMonagle
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