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#Astronomy Ireland

# astronomy-ireland - Friday 13 August, 2021

'A lightning sort of brightness': This stunning shot of the Perseids was captured over Wexford
# Shooting Stars
# Shooting Stars

'A lightning sort of brightness': This stunning shot of the Perseids was captured over Wexford

Updated Aug 13th 2021, 4:26 PM 47,913 Views 27 Comments
  • The Perseids meteor shower which peaked on Wednesday and Thursday night will continue tonight but with a reduced number of meteors likely to be visible.

# astronomy-ireland - Wednesday 11 August, 2021

Clear spells to give Irish stargazers a glimpse of Perseids as annual meteor shower peaks
# Shooting Stars
# Shooting Stars

Clear spells to give Irish stargazers a glimpse of Perseids as annual meteor shower peaks

Aug 11th 2021, 6:30 AM 41,560 Views 6 Comments

There will be 20 times more shooting stars than on a normal night.

# astronomy-ireland - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Everything you need to know about tonight's Flower Supermoon
# Supermoon
# Supermoon

Everything you need to know about tonight's Flower Supermoon

May 26th 2021, 9:00 PM 47,876 Views 13 Comments

The third supermoon of this year will be visible tonight and tomorrow, with the perfect time to watch at around 10pm tonight.

# astronomy-ireland - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Spooky skies: Rare blue moon to shine over Ireland on Halloween
# ONCE IN A BLUE MOON
# ONCE IN A BLUE MOON

Spooky skies: Rare blue moon to shine over Ireland on Halloween

Oct 29th 2020, 9:45 PM 46,024 Views 15 Comments

It will be the second full moon of this calendar month, making it a “Blue Moon”.

# astronomy-ireland - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Northern Lights visible from Ireland this week - and tonight's the best time to see them
# Aurora Borealis
# Aurora Borealis

Northern Lights visible from Ireland this week - and tonight's the best time to see them

Sep 29th 2020, 7:30 PM 66,238 Views 25 Comments

The lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, are expected to be visible from all over the country.

# astronomy-ireland - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Look out: Perseid meteor shower to peak over Irish skies from tonight
# Eyes Up
# Eyes Up

Look out: Perseid meteor shower to peak over Irish skies from tonight

Aug 11th 2020, 7:59 PM 85,613 Views 33 Comments

The meteors will be visible all night from dusk until dawn.

# astronomy-ireland - Sunday 9 August, 2020

The best meteor shower of the year will be visible this week
# THE PERSEIDS
# THE PERSEIDS

The best meteor shower of the year will be visible this week

Updated Aug 9th 2020, 7:29 AM 70,314 Views 13 Comments

There will be 20 times more shooting stars than a normal night on Tuesday and Wednesday.

# astronomy-ireland - Saturday 18 July, 2020

'Now is the time to watch': The Neowise comet will be closest to Earth in the coming days
# Skywatch
# Skywatch

'Now is the time to watch': The Neowise comet will be closest to Earth in the coming days

Jul 18th 2020, 9:00 PM 107,587 Views 43 Comments

The comet is bright enough to be seen with the naked eye in both urban and rural areas.

# astronomy-ireland - Thursday 9 July, 2020

'The comet of the century' - NEOWISE comet is visible in Irish skies
# Once In A Century
# Once In A Century

'The comet of the century' - NEOWISE comet is visible in Irish skies

Jul 9th 2020, 3:33 PM 78,694 Views 13 Comments

The NEOWISE comet is expected to be visible in Ireland until the end of July

# astronomy-ireland - Friday 10 January, 2020

A penumbral lunar eclipse is currently taking place and will be visible over Ireland this evening
# Look Up
# Look Up

A penumbral lunar eclipse is currently taking place and will be visible over Ireland this evening

Jan 10th 2020, 8:12 PM 44,518 Views 11 Comments

Tonight will see one of four eclipses occurring in 2020.

# astronomy-ireland - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

'Green ball of fire' - A stunning green fireball lit up the Irish sky last night
# Great Gig In The Sky
# Great Gig In The Sky

'Green ball of fire' - A stunning green fireball lit up the Irish sky last night

Updated Oct 29th 2019, 11:43 AM 81,663 Views 67 Comments

The brightest of the fireballs was at about 6.54 pm last night.

# astronomy-ireland - Monday 12 August, 2019

Tonight's the night as Perseid meteor shower set to light up the skies in Ireland
# Shooting Star
# Shooting Star

Tonight's the night as Perseid meteor shower set to light up the skies in Ireland

Aug 12th 2019, 10:01 PM 52,147 Views 18 Comments

Astronomy Ireland said you won’t need a telescope to get a good view of the shooting stars – weather permitting, of course.

# astronomy-ireland - Sunday 20 January, 2019

Everything you need to know about viewing the 'super wolf blood moon' overnight
# Up Early
# Up Early

Everything you need to know about viewing the 'super wolf blood moon' overnight

Jan 20th 2019, 9:00 PM 94,771 Views 38 Comments

The next total lunar eclipse won’t happen for 14 years.

# astronomy-ireland - Friday 18 January, 2019

Irish stargazers will be able to view a rare 'super wolf blood moon' on Monday
# Up Early
# Up Early

Irish stargazers will be able to view a rare 'super wolf blood moon' on Monday

Jan 18th 2019, 12:09 PM 32,673 Views 26 Comments

It’s the only lunar eclipse viewable in Ireland this year.

# astronomy-ireland - Saturday 24 March, 2018

Public invited to use Ireland's most powerful telescope to view the moon
# Get A Look
# Get A Look

Public invited to use Ireland's most powerful telescope to view the moon

Mar 24th 2018, 8:15 AM 28,163 Views 38 Comments

Astronomy Ireland, a non-profit group for members of the public interested in space, is setting up the telescopes.

# astronomy-ireland - Friday 8 September, 2017

Keep watch - the Northern Lights could be on display in Ireland's skies this weekend
# Rare Occurrence
# Rare Occurrence

Keep watch - the Northern Lights could be on display in Ireland's skies this weekend

Sep 8th 2017, 10:58 AM 52,071 Views 60 Comments

That’s according to Astronomy Ireland.

# astronomy-ireland - Saturday 12 August, 2017

Irish stargazers warned the moon may spoil tonight's meteor shower
# Eyes To The Sky
# Eyes To The Sky

Irish stargazers warned the moon may spoil tonight's meteor shower

Aug 12th 2017, 10:00 AM 19,723 Views 23 Comments

The moon at at 80% illumination and could outshine some of the shooting stars as they pass through the sky.

# astronomy-ireland - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

The planet Venus will be getting very close to us tonight
# Look Up
# Look Up

The planet Venus will be getting very close to us tonight

Jan 31st 2017, 7:00 PM 30,520 Views 18 Comments

You don’t need a telescope for this one.

# astronomy-ireland - Sunday 11 December, 2016

Stargazers rejoice: There's another supermoon on the way
# Slightly Smaller
# Slightly Smaller

Stargazers rejoice: There's another supermoon on the way

Dec 11th 2016, 8:30 PM 23,682 Views 59 Comments

This one will only be 1/200th smaller than the supermoon we saw last month.

# astronomy-ireland - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

The supermoon is still over Ireland - here's how it looked last night
# Cosmic Ballet Goes On
# Cosmic Ballet Goes On

The supermoon is still over Ireland - here's how it looked last night

Nov 16th 2016, 10:05 AM 14,170 Views 15 Comments

The moon will remain much brighter than normal this evening – cloud permitting.

# astronomy-ireland - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

Look up: The supermoon is expected to last until Wednesday night
# Glancing At The Moonlight
# Glancing At The Moonlight

Look up: The supermoon is expected to last until Wednesday night

Nov 15th 2016, 7:54 PM 11,532 Views 12 Comments

Despite being 2,023 kilometres farther away, the moon will still look as big as it was on Monday night.

# astronomy-ireland - Thursday 29 September, 2016

Look up - the Northern Lights could be on display in Ireland's skies tonight
# On Display
# On Display

Look up - the Northern Lights could be on display in Ireland's skies tonight

Sep 29th 2016, 7:29 PM 37,394 Views 14 Comments

That’s according to Astronomy Ireland.

# astronomy-ireland - Thursday 11 August, 2016

Look out your window tonight - there's a special meteor shower due over Ireland
# Shooting Stars
# Shooting Stars

Look out your window tonight - there's a special meteor shower due over Ireland

Aug 11th 2016, 6:03 AM 34,244 Views 24 Comments

There will be more than double the usual fireball activity associated with the annual Perseid outburst, which begins around 11pm Irish time.

# astronomy-ireland - Monday 20 June, 2016

Keep an eye on the sky tonight for the first 'Strawberry moon' in 70 years
# THE ROSE MOON
# THE ROSE MOON

Keep an eye on the sky tonight for the first 'Strawberry moon' in 70 years

Jun 20th 2016, 10:55 PM 47,914 Views 57 Comments

The last time the phenomenon occurred was in 1967.

# astronomy-ireland - Sunday 8 May, 2016

A once-in-a-generation phenomenon will be played out in the sky over Ireland tomorrow
# Watch The Skies
# Watch The Skies

A once-in-a-generation phenomenon will be played out in the sky over Ireland tomorrow

May 8th 2016, 7:30 PM 72,149 Views 44 Comments

Mercury is set to pass across the sun tomorrow afternoon. You won’t see the phenomenon again this clearly until 2049.

# astronomy-ireland - Sunday 17 April, 2016

Keep an eye on the sky tonight for a spectacular astronomical display
# Jupiter
# Jupiter

Keep an eye on the sky tonight for a spectacular astronomical display

Apr 17th 2016, 7:30 PM 75,945 Views 51 Comments

It’s the most impressive display the Moon can ever put on with another celestial object.

# astronomy-ireland - Monday 28 September, 2015

Photos: Didn't manage to see the blood moon last night? Here is what you missed...
# Super Blood Moon
# Super Blood Moon

Photos: Didn't manage to see the blood moon last night? Here is what you missed...

Sep 28th 2015, 7:54 AM 50,900 Views 27 Comments

If you have been asleep for the last eight hours here is what you missed.

# astronomy-ireland - Thursday 9 April, 2015

Look up - a bunch of astronauts are about to float over Ireland
# Is It A Bird? Is It A Plane?
# Is It A Bird? Is It A Plane?

Look up - a bunch of astronauts are about to float over Ireland

Apr 9th 2015, 8:30 PM 24,958 Views 28 Comments

The International Space Station will be visable in our skies for the next five nights.

# astronomy-ireland - Monday 2 March, 2015

Look out the window: You'll be able to see Jupiter next to the full moon
# Eyes To The Sky
# Eyes To The Sky

Look out the window: You'll be able to see Jupiter next to the full moon

Mar 2nd 2015, 6:45 PM 29,833 Views 50 Comments

The massive planet will be visible to the naked eye – even from brightly lit cities.

# astronomy-ireland - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

There will be six astronauts flying over our heads tonight, so look up
# ISS
# ISS

There will be six astronauts flying over our heads tonight, so look up

Feb 18th 2015, 6:09 PM 15,114 Views 16 Comments

The International Space Station can be seen in Irish skies tonight and tomorrow.

# astronomy-ireland - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Something very shiny in the sky tonight at 5.22pm and 6.58pm
# International Santa Station
# International Santa Station

Something very shiny in the sky tonight at 5.22pm and 6.58pm

Dec 24th 2014, 5:09 PM 31,675 Views 30 Comments

It could be the International Space Station or it could be…

# astronomy-ireland - Monday 8 September, 2014

Did you miss the supermoon last night? Don't worry, you'll have two more chances
# That's Amore
# That's Amore

Did you miss the supermoon last night? Don't worry, you'll have two more chances

Sep 8th 2014, 8:46 AM 17,849 Views 13 Comments

Just mind the werewolves.

# astronomy-ireland - Saturday 6 September, 2014

This is your last chance to see the SuperMoon in 2014
# I Spy
# I Spy

This is your last chance to see the SuperMoon in 2014

Sep 6th 2014, 7:30 AM 22,211 Views 23 Comments

Get your smartphones ready.

# astronomy-ireland - Friday 23 May, 2014

Ireland could* be the best place in the world to see a stunning meteor shower tonight
# Shooting Star
# Shooting Star

Ireland could* be the best place in the world to see a stunning meteor shower tonight

May 23rd 2014, 7:58 PM 21,919 Views 37 Comments

*Weather permitting of course, but it’s not looking too good right now…

# astronomy-ireland - Monday 10 March, 2014

An 'extremely bright' fireball was spotted over Ireland
# Seeing Stars
# Seeing Stars

An 'extremely bright' fireball was spotted over Ireland

Mar 10th 2014, 2:23 PM 26,887 Views 30 Comments

If you did, you weren’t alone.

# astronomy-ireland - Friday 21 February, 2014

It's a bird, it's a plane...No it's the International Space Station
# Look Out
# Look Out

It's a bird, it's a plane...No it's the International Space Station

Feb 21st 2014, 7:41 PM 30,136 Views 29 Comments

The ISS will be visible over Ireland for the next four nights.

# astronomy-ireland - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Did you see the fireball that broke up over Ireland last Friday evening?
# Astronomy
# Astronomy

Did you see the fireball that broke up over Ireland last Friday evening?

Jan 7th 2014, 12:18 PM 22,001 Views 41 Comments

The meteor was seen all across Ireland, but is thought to have only lasted a couple of seconds.

# astronomy-ireland - Monday 28 October, 2013

The best astronomy apps for amateur stargazers
# Heavenly Bodies
# Heavenly Bodies

The best astronomy apps for amateur stargazers

Oct 28th 2013, 6:30 PM 17,059 Views 25 Comments

If you want to decipher the skies, these 11 apps are worth a look.

# astronomy-ireland - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

Want to see a space chase? Look skywards at 7.24pm
# Space
# Space

Want to see a space chase? Look skywards at 7.24pm

Oct 22nd 2013, 4:39 PM 28,164 Views 50 Comments

If you miss the chase tonight, you’ll have a chance next week.

# astronomy-ireland - Thursday 10 October, 2013

International Space Station to pass in front of the moon tonight
# Look Up
# Look Up

International Space Station to pass in front of the moon tonight

Oct 10th 2013, 7:15 AM 17,729 Views 31 Comments

Areas between Dublin and Bantry Bay in Cork should be able to see it tonight.

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