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Richard Miles

A few of us had a stargazing session at the Giant viewing area in Cerne Abbas, Dorset late yesterday evening.
Early on about 10.00-11.00pm there was quite a bit of high cloud that largely dispersed by midnight.

Here below are some hand-held views – one towards Giant Hill.
Brightest star is Vega in Lyra and the clouds are visible as dark silhouettes.

Although am at a relatively southerly latitude compared to other UK observers, at one point the aurora was visible above the southern horizon.
You can see the parallelogram-shaped constellation of Corvus the Crow at a declination of -20° low down in the last two shots, where the brightest star is Spica.