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#Astronomy Ireland

# astronomy-ireland - Thursday 29 October, 2020

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

This is the first full moon on Halloween in Ireland since 1955.

# astronomy-ireland - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

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

That’s according to Astronomy Ireland.

# astronomy-ireland - Saturday 12 August, 2017

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

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

You don’t need a telescope for this one.

# astronomy-ireland - Sunday 11 December, 2016

Stargazers rejoice: There's another supermoon on the way

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

Just mind the werewolves.

# astronomy-ireland - Saturday 6 September, 2014

This is your last chance to see the SuperMoon in 2014

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

*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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

# astronomy-ireland - Friday 24 May, 2013

Did you see a fireball blazing across Ireland on Wednesday night?

Astronomy Ireland is gathering reports to try and figure out if the fireball might have landed on Irish soil.

# astronomy-ireland - Friday 5 April, 2013

Comet visible in Irish skies tonight

Comet PANSTARRS will be seen next to the Andromeda Galaxy in the northwest.

# astronomy-ireland - Tuesday 25 December, 2012

2012: The year in space exploration 2012 Review This post contains images

2012: The year in space exploration

Landing on Mars, meteor showers and fixing the space station with a toothbrush – it’s been quite a year.

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