Waterville is located in the Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve.
A dark sky reserve (or preserve) is “a public or private land possessing an exceptional or distinguished quality of starry nights and nocturnal environment that is specifically protected for its scientific, natural, educational, cultural, heritage and/or public enjoyment.” (darksky.org)
I do enjoy a beautiful starry sky so I have been looking forward to seeing some stunning night skies while here.
Unfortunately, there hasn’t been a clear night since I got here.
This evening, though, when I was out on the patio reading, it looked hopeful – a beautiful blue sky with only a smattering of clouds.
However, before too long, the clouds began to roll in from the east and my astronomical hopes were dashed. Boo hiss.
That said, the sunset was quite lovely. There were no bright reds and oranges – colours normally associated with stunning sunsets, but it was beautiful nonetheless. I’ve included a few shots and you can decide for yourself. 🙂
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