Taken through reflector eyepiece.
Moon Perigee/ jubilee 2012 #2
This full moon Perigee occurs when the Moon is closest to the Earth in its orbital path. This day happened to occur with the Queens Diamond Jubilee, hence the beacons.
Taken around 7am, this crescent moon was joined by Jupiter (see below)
This photo was featured in Astronomy Now Magazine’s August issue.
Noctilucent Clouds are a rare weather phenomenon usually seen at the early hours of the morning around the Summer Solstice.