Starry November night sky over northern Machir Bay, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a star studded night sky over a bay with a beachThe November night sky over the northern half of Machir Bay on a clear night on Islay. The Milky Way stretching down the centre. Not visible are the Barnacle Geese roosting on the beach (but I could hear them loud and clear when I took the picture)

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).