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Friday 29 September 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# David Moore

Last month
August 2023
‘Celestial fireworks display’: Good viewing conditions forecast for Perseid Meteor Shower
‘Mother Nature puts on a celestial fireworks display for everybody and they go to sleep? We can’t let that happen!’
This year
Stargazers encouraged to look upwards for a view of the ‘Wolf Moon’
While the moon is technically full this evening, to the naked eye it will have looked ‘full’ last night and will look full tomorrow night also.
Moon and Mars to appear close to each other in night sky during rare 'conjunction' tonight
It has been called “one of the most amazing sights” in the night sky this month.
Last year
All the planets in the solar system visible tonight and tomorrow night
While the chances of seeing Venus and Saturn are gone for tonight, Jupiter is still visible.
Partial eclipse to be visible from Ireland tomorrow morning
The next total solar eclipse won’t be visible from Ireland until 2090.
All time
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.
Seattle Seahawks soar at jam-packed Wembley Stadium
Quarterback Russell Wilson threw for three touchdowns in the victory, coach Pete Carroll’s franchise record 91st at the helm.
Keep watch - the Northern Lights could be on display in Ireland's skies this weekend
That’s according to Astronomy Ireland.
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.
16-year-old David Moore has been found safe and well
The Clondalkin teenager was last seen on Tuesday.
Want to see a space chase? Look skywards at 7.24pm
If you miss the chase tonight, you’ll have a chance next week.
ISS to blaze across sky this evening
Spot the space station pass over at 5.17 and 6.53pm.
Geminid meteors to rain on Ireland tonight
Stargazers will be able to see a shooting star per minute without the use of a telescope or binoculars.
600 year old meteors to rain on earth
Observers may see almost twice as many meteors per hour compared to last Saturday’s meteor shower.
Ever seen a ‘super moon’? Well, you can this weekend…
… assuming it’s not cloudy. Ahem.
Planets to align over Ireland after sunset tonight
Keep an eye on the skies tonight as Venus, Jupiter and Mercury are set to align with the moon this evening.
Hark! Is that the Christmas Star in the sky?! Em, maybe not...
Have you spotted that extremely bright star glowing in the sky at night these past few weeks? Unfortunately, it’s not the Christmas Star. But Astronomy Ireland knows what it is…
Astronomy Ireland lecture asks: what happens when the Sun dies?
Longing for a lecture on how your home planet is going to be consumed by a fiery ball of apocalyptic hell? Well, you’re in luck…
Spectacular sights due as Jupiter and the Moon come together
Take a look up at the sky tonight to see Jupiter and the Moon blaze brighter than ever.
Meteor hunt begins after fireball lands 'on west of Ireland'
Anybody who finds fragments of the meteorite could make thousands of euro, experts say. So what are we looking for?
Meteorite hunt in the North while stargazers gather for cosmic 'Star-B-Q'
Astronomy Ireland is gearing up to hold its annual stargazing event in Wicklow tonight, while the search is on for a space rock believed to have fallen to earth this week.
Earth set for near miss from asteroid - but greater danger ahead
An asteroid measuring around a quarter of a mile across will come closer than the moon on November 8, but it’s a tiny worry compared to what else lies in store…
Ireland to brighten up with meteor shower tonight
Shooting stars to put on a show that will be visible to the naked eye.