Astronomy

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Cumbria's night sky gives a reason to stay up late

If you can find a clear view to the north, and a clear night, the comet Neowise is clearly visible in Cumbria's night sky.

The Kendal astronomer Stuart Atkinson is in his element, apart from when the clouds roll in, and a number of other photographers have captured some excellent images too.

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