Stunning photo captures a meteorite and the Milky Way in Inishowen’s night sky

The stunning shot of the night skies over Leenan Fort in Urris, Inishowen, captured by Adam Rory Porter. www.adamroryporter.com

The stunning shot of the night skies over Leenan Fort in Urris, Inishowen, captured by Adam Rory Porter. www.adamroryporter.com

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Inishowen photographer Adam Rory Porter has done it again with a stunning shot of the starry night sky.

Adam, who is renowned for pictures of his home peninsula - many of which have been carried in national and international media - captured a meteorite and the Milky Way in the sky over Leenan Fort in Urris.

Adam told the Journal how he thinks Inishowen’s night sky is one of the “best things” about it.

He said: “When there’s a wee break in the weather our dark skies light up with a billion stars which are just so easy to see up here.

“It’s hard to beat being at the beginning of the Wild Atlantic Way.”

He told how he snapped the picture while on “a wee run” with his fellow Buncrana Camera Club members during one of their weekly field trips recently.

The club holds monthly competitions with February’s theme being ‘The Sky at Night.’

It’s no surprise to hear Adam’s picture was chosen as the competition winner.

He added that Buncrana Camera Club is always keen to welcome new members.

I took this on a wee run out with my fellow Buncrana Camera Club

He said: “We have such an array of talent in the club who are happy and willing

to teach others all they have learned. We are open to new members all year round whether you’re an absolute beginner or a seasoned pro.”