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#Meteor Shower

# meteor-shower - 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.

# meteor-shower - 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.

# meteor-shower - 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 70,312 Views 13 Comments

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

# meteor-shower - Monday 21 October, 2019

Hundreds of shooting stars set to light up Irish skies tonight due to Halley's Comet debris
# Orionid
# Orionid

Hundreds of shooting stars set to light up Irish skies tonight due to Halley's Comet debris

Oct 21st 2019, 5:44 PM 147,219 Views 32 Comments

Previous years have seen dozens of shooting stars pass within an hour.

# meteor-shower - Thursday 3 January, 2019

A meteor shower peaking tonight rings in the start of a busy year for stargazing
# The Great Beyond
# The Great Beyond

A meteor shower peaking tonight rings in the start of a busy year for stargazing

Jan 3rd 2019, 6:45 AM 12,540 Views 3 Comments

A supermoon later this month is the first of three in a row.

# meteor-shower - Friday 30 March, 2018

Chinese space station set to plummet back to Earth in the coming days
# Tiangong-1
# Tiangong-1

Chinese space station set to plummet back to Earth in the coming days

Mar 30th 2018, 10:36 AM 14,306 Views 22 Comments

Chinese authorities said it will offer a “splendid” show similar to a meteor shower.

# meteor-shower - Friday 9 October, 2015

All eyes on the sky: A meteor shower will be visible over Ireland tonight
# Shooting Stars
# Shooting Stars

All eyes on the sky: A meteor shower will be visible over Ireland tonight

Oct 9th 2015, 6:54 PM 21,876 Views 15 Comments

Everyone can join in the viewing, with no equipment necessary.

# meteor-shower - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

Only one part of the country has a "good chance" of seeing tonight's meteor shower
# Perseids Of Doubt
# Perseids Of Doubt

Only one part of the country has a "good chance" of seeing tonight's meteor shower

Aug 12th 2015, 7:59 PM 34,438 Views 31 Comments

Sorry, everywhere but the south east.

# meteor-shower - Monday 11 August, 2014

In need of a wish? This week is your best chance of catching a shooting star
# Sky At Night
# Sky At Night

In need of a wish? This week is your best chance of catching a shooting star

Aug 11th 2014, 7:47 PM 14,934 Views 3 Comments

The annual Perseid meteor shower reaches its peak this week.

# meteor-shower - 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…

# meteor-shower - 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.

# meteor-shower - Monday 12 August, 2013

All eyes on the sky – meteor shower to fall over Ireland
# Falling From The Sky
# Falling From The Sky

All eyes on the sky – meteor shower to fall over Ireland

Aug 12th 2013, 9:52 PM 53,061 Views 104 Comments

Astronomy Ireland is asking for people to chart the number of meteors they see, as the brightest shower of the year becomes visible tonight.

# meteor-shower - Friday 15 February, 2013

Videos: Around 950 injured after meteor strikes central Russia
# Russia
# Russia

Videos: Around 950 injured after meteor strikes central Russia

Feb 15th 2013, 2:05 PM 46,615 Views 115 Comments

There was panic in the Russian Urals as a meteor or meteors fell IN the Chelyabinsk region, some 930 miles east of Moscow.

# meteor-shower - Tuesday 25 December, 2012

2012: The year in space exploration
# 2012 Review
# 2012 Review

2012: The year in space exploration

Dec 25th 2012, 2:00 PM 4,617 Views 6 Comments

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

# meteor-shower - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Geminid meteors to rain on Ireland tonight
# Meteors
# Meteors

Geminid meteors to rain on Ireland tonight

Dec 13th 2012, 4:33 PM 14,010 Views 19 Comments

Stargazers will be able to see a shooting star per minute without the use of a telescope or binoculars.

# meteor-shower - Monday 19 November, 2012

600 year old meteors to rain on earth
# Meteors
# Meteors

600 year old meteors to rain on earth

Nov 19th 2012, 6:30 PM 19,056 Views 37 Comments

Observers may see almost twice as many meteors per hour compared to last Saturday’s meteor shower.

# meteor-shower - Saturday 22 September, 2012

Did you see the meteor shower over Ireland last night?
# Fireballs
# Fireballs

Did you see the meteor shower over Ireland last night?

Sep 22nd 2012, 11:15 AM 30,411 Views 75 Comments

Fireballs were spotted in the night sky around Ireland last night…

# meteor-shower - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Meteors to rain down on Earth over coming week
# Astronomy
# Astronomy

Meteors to rain down on Earth over coming week

Aug 9th 2012, 7:15 AM 10,887 Views 13 Comments

Eyes to the sky, Astronomy Ireland are expecting a celestial firework show this weekend.

# meteor-shower - Thursday 19 April, 2012

The Daily Fix: Thursday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Apr 19th 2012, 8:03 PM 4,560 Views 4 Comments

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.

Meteor shower will be visible from Ireland this weekend
# Celestial Fireworks
# Celestial Fireworks

Meteor shower will be visible from Ireland this weekend

Apr 19th 2012, 4:18 PM 17,501 Views 17 Comments

Earth is about to move into a cloud of dust and debris left by a comet – treating us to one of the best meteor showers this week.

# meteor-shower - Friday 21 October, 2011

Meteor shower to pass over Ireland tonight
# Meteor Shower
# Meteor Shower

Meteor shower to pass over Ireland tonight

Oct 21st 2011, 3:31 PM 5,643 Views 8 Comments

The Orionid meteors will be visible to all – no special equipment required – and Astronomy Ireland describes the event as “a beautiful display of celestial fireworks”.

# meteor-shower - Friday 12 August, 2011

Watch out for shooting stars in the skies this weekend
# Meteor Shower
# Meteor Shower

Watch out for shooting stars in the skies this weekend

Aug 12th 2011, 9:22 PM 1,650 Views 1 Comment

The Perseid meteor shower will be visible in the skies above Ireland tonight and tomorrow night.

# meteor-shower - Tuesday 9 August, 2011

Watch the skies for aurora borealis and shooting stars
# SKIES
# SKIES

Watch the skies for aurora borealis and shooting stars

Aug 9th 2011, 12:04 PM 3,272 Views 9 Comments

Increased solar activity means visual treats for star-gazers, with meteor showers and even aurorae visible from Ireland.

# meteor-shower - Sunday 12 December, 2010

Is it a bird? Is it a snowstorm? No - it's a meteor shower
# Astronomy
From The Daily Edge
# Astronomy

Is it a bird? Is it a snowstorm? No - it's a meteor shower

Dec 12th 2010, 4:02 PM 1,083 Views 0 Comments

Keep an eye on the skies for the next two nights: with clear skies forecast, there’s a chance you’ll spot a shooting star.