Hot on the mountain

There’s a bit of a heatwave on the south coast at the moment and that has transferred up the mountain too. At 1800m (nearly 500m higher than Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Britain) it was 25c. At 1am!

Fabulous!

The sky low down is dusty and hazy and sunset was subdued compared to normal but when the stars came out it was amazing as usual. The Milky Way was so obvious it needed no introduction and young Luke was first to see it and dad Marcus got his first pictures of it.

Jupiter and Saturn looked magnificent in their respective constellations of Scorpio and Sagittarius and Luke’s brother Ellis got some great pictures of them with his dad’s mobile phone through our telescope. A budding astro photographer without a doubt.

Later in the night we watched the waning Moon rise majestically over a tree-topped ridge bathing the landscape in a cool white glow and casting shadows amongst the trees. We fitted Marcus’s camera to the telescope and got some shots to remember.

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