Leonids meteor over Machir Bay, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a starry sky with the Milky Way and a large meteor streaking across the viewIt took quite a few attempts to get this one, a meteor from the Leonids meteor shower over Machir Bay on the west coast of Islay. It was a really bright flash shooting across the sky, only lasting less than a second, yet very impressive. You can also make out the Milky Way stretching from the top left to the bottom right of the view. The view is north along Kilchoman beach, the flat bright spot on the flat hill section is Coull Farm. To the right Cnoc Mòr (82m).

Light and dark at the Kilchoman dunes, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a dune in bright light in front of dark clouds in the distanceQuickly changing weather at the Kilchoman dunes in Machir Bay on the west coast of Islay. Clouds were moving past quickly with rare and short breaks in the clouds. Here a short bright moment lights up the dunes while leaving the beach and the hills in the distance under dark heavy clouds.