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Old 1st Aug 2020, 10:38
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Odd phenomenon in the sky last night looking NE, a red rainbow - a passing shower was either refracting or reflecting a very red sunset... Never seen anything like it before.

Didn't see the comet...

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Old 1st Aug 2020, 10:49
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Great pic treadie and thanks to you and Mr O for the astronomical education.
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Old 1st Aug 2020, 10:51
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I do love a malaprop.
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Old 1st Aug 2020, 13:42
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Odd phenomenon in the sky last night looking NE, a red rainbow - a passing shower was either refracting or reflecting a very red sunset... Never seen anything like it before.

Didn't see the comet...

That's a coincidence. I saw these pink clouds and streamers and dragged the wife out to look. Took lots of pictures too.


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Old 1st Aug 2020, 13:52
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I missed most of the sunset as I was walking up the hill - this was all that was left, looking NW towards Heathrow:



There was an edge of cloud about halfway down the western sky by 10.15pm - could see the Plough quite clearly and reckon the comet was just under the edge of the cloud!

Saw lots more bats, several came within a couple of feet!
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Old 1st Aug 2020, 16:30
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Boy! One has to admit, the BBC really have their finger on the pulse and can be relied on to provide the public with informative news.
Today, they are reporting a fight in a bar near Buck House between 3 members of the Coldstream Guards and some Buck House footmen (no doubts about who would have won that one!)
Anyway, just so we know, the BBC article pointed out "The Coldstream Guards are recognised by their red jackets and black bearskin hats and have a ceremonial role as protectors of Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace.".
Now there is no need for anybody to be confused when comparing them to the Welsh Guards, who are recognised by their red jackets and black bearskin hats and have a ceremonial role as protectors of Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace.
Or the Irish Guards, who are recognised by their red jackets and black bearskin hats and have a ceremonial role as protectors of Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace.
Or the Grenadier Guards, who are recognised by their red jackets and black bearskin hats and have a ceremonial role as protectors of Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace.
Or the Scots Guards, who are recognised by their red jackets and black bearskin hats and have a ceremonial role as protectors of Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace.
I hope nobody gets confused by their collective name; "Foot Guards"! In my house that was a term for shoes!
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Old 1st Aug 2020, 18:48
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Many, many moons ago I worked in a small pub in Knightsbridge. Persons from the nearby Knightsbridge Barracks were banned because of fighting.

Mr O & treadie, How do you get your lovely pics on here. I used to use Boto Phucket on another forum. Can you recommend a photo thingie where I can post the odd picture here, thanks.
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Old 1st Aug 2020, 19:01
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Kind of fumble my way through. Emailed photo from phone then clicked on manage attachments and what I wanted was in gallery. Not an assured process in my hands.
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Old 1st Aug 2020, 19:09
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I just use the PPRuNe gallery thing - click the "upload" image icon and then browse your device to find the pic you wish to upload - not sure what the limit is but I've done a fair few so far. I've got MS OneDrive as well so anything on my phone is visible from my PC. Wish my camera had wifi...

I've also got a Google photos account for posting pics elsewhere.

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Old 1st Aug 2020, 21:18
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Thank you gents, I shall experiment in the knowledge that I will it up somehow.
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Old 1st Aug 2020, 23:17
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I've seen a red rainbow, just once, right on sunrise. Quite rare, I understand.
Going to look out for Moon, Jupiter and Saturn tonight, weather permitting, also to try to see the comet now I know where to look (north-west for me).

Edit to add: weather has not permitted, sky all misty.

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Old 2nd Aug 2020, 08:58
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First attempt at posting a pic.
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Old 2nd Aug 2020, 18:43
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Good enough for me!
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Old 2nd Aug 2020, 18:52
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Hastings, we have a picture!
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Old 2nd Aug 2020, 20:20
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A blurry one at that, but thanks for the tips fellas.
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Old 2nd Aug 2020, 22:24
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If it's so rare, shouldn't it have been a blue moon?
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Old 3rd Aug 2020, 08:01
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If it's so rare, shouldn't it have been a blue moon?
You only get them once in a...
This was a Blood Moon taken from our living room window.
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Old 3rd Aug 2020, 08:40
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Thought it might be a blue moon this month - it isn't but October will be...
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Once in a Preston Guild.
Actually saw a really blue moon once. Nearly stopped the car to get out and look until I realised I was looking through the blue anti- glare strip at the top of the windscreen.
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