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Dublin: 3 °C Saturday 14 December, 2019

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

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

OUR FRIENDS AT Astronomy Ireland have told us to look skyward tonight TWICE to spot something bright and shiny up among the stars:

5.22pm: Look high in the southwest of the sky, above the moon (and Mars, which is the ‘star’ to the left of the moon)

6.58pm: Look lower in the southwest this time, again near moon and Mars

Parents – you may have heard that this is the International Space Station but we here at also hear unconfirmed reports coming in that the item will be reindeer-powered and possibly has a large, jolly man on board. Perhaps your kids will be able to help you figure it out…

Twitter user Declan Varley appears to have found this highly unusual satellite image:

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