While all the rest of us were getting very excited about Friday's eclipse of the sun, Portuairk was witnessing something even more unusual - a double eclipse.
This isn't in any way a trick photograph, it wasn't photoshopped or in any way digitally manipulated. Jim Caldwell, who took it and was kind enough to allow the Diary to publish it, says it was one of a sequence he took on the day, and all the others showed just one sun. Has anyone any idea how the image can have been generated?
Of course, anyone who knows Portuairk won't be in the slightest surprised. Portuairk is, after all, the centre of the known universe and is full of strange things.