dundrum bay

Milky Way over Dundrum Bay, County Down, Northern Ireland, so lucky to get a spectacular iridium flare through the middle of it!

The iridium flare in the middle of the Milky Way is a direct reflection of the sun’s disk caused by the reflective surfaces (such as solar panels or antennas) of an iridium satellite. The flares can be 20 times brighter than Venus and last from 5 – 10 seconds before the satellite disappears from visibility.

….. but it looks like an exploding planet!