It’s celestial Eastbourne this week, with a giant hornet, too (Eastbourne Herald readers’ pictures)

The magnificent Milky Way over Birling Gap, a midsummmer strawberry moon... and a giant hornet. Our selection of Herald reader’s photos is slightly unusual this week - in a good way of course - with a shot of the pier basking in the sunshine to even things up.

Thursday, 4th July 2019, 11:24 am
Tadas Kam took this beautiful shot of the Milky Way in the night sky at Birling Gap on Sunday June 30 at 12.23am. The Milky Way is the paler line of stars on the right hand side, from the top of the sky leading down to the horizon on the bottom. SUS-190307-114943001

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Tadas Kam took this beautiful shot of the Milky Way in the night sky at Birling Gap on Sunday June 30 at 12.23am. The Milky Way is the paler line of stars on the right hand side, from the top of the sky leading down to the horizon on the bottom. SUS-190307-114943001
The pond in Motcombe Park in the morning sun as Neptune gets ready for another busy day. This sunny photograph was taken by Barry Davis, with a Canon EOS 5d mark iii. SUS-190307-114930001
Squirrel in Hampden Park, taken by John Lauper on a Canon EOS60D with 100-400mm Tamron lens. SUS-190307-114848001
Tracey Rawson snapped this giant hornet after she trapped it in her kitchen. She said, "Im in no way one to harm an animal but the Hoover was the only way to remove it from my kitchen. Its still alive and now free, hopefully far far away from me." SUS-190307-114859001
Jon Taylor took this photograph on Father's Day (Sunday June 17). He said, "The Strawberry Moon, sometimes known as the Honey, Mead or Rose Moon is the last full moon in June and made an appearance to those night owls that were up and about late on Fathers Day. There is much folklore relating to this, but it traditionally signifies the strawberry harvest!" SUS-190307-114838001
Bob Newton took this photograph of Eastbourne pier basking in the sunshine on Friday June 28 at 12.30pm with a Samsung S8. "Lovely Eastbourne in the sunshine," he said. SUS-190407-091921001