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Friday 24 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Meteor Shower

This year
# Stargazing
The first meteor shower of 2023 will be visible tonight
The Quadrantid meteor shower is expected to peak at 3am.
Last year
# Shooting Stars
Meteor shower set to light up Irish skies tonight and tomorrow
The Geminid meteor shower occurs every December.
All time
# Meteor Shower
Geminid meteor shower to light up the night sky tomorrow
Geminids are very bright, moderately fast, and are unusual in being multi-coloured.
# Shooting Stars
'A lightning sort of brightness': This stunning shot of the Perseids was captured over Wexford
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.
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.
# Eyes up
Look out: Perseid meteor shower to peak over Irish skies from tonight
The meteors will be visible all night from dusk until dawn.
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.
# orionid
Hundreds of shooting stars set to light up Irish skies tonight due to Halley's Comet debris
Previous years have seen dozens of shooting stars pass within an hour.
# the great beyond
A meteor shower peaking tonight rings in the start of a busy year for stargazing
A supermoon later this month is the first of three in a row.
# tiangong-1
Chinese space station set to plummet back to Earth in the coming days
Chinese authorities said it will offer a “splendid” show similar to a meteor shower.
# Shooting Stars
All eyes on the sky: A meteor shower will be visible over Ireland tonight
Everyone can join in the viewing, with no equipment necessary.
# Perseids of Doubt
Only one part of the country has a "good chance" of seeing tonight's meteor shower
Sorry, everywhere but the south east.
# Sky at night
In need of a wish? This week is your best chance of catching a shooting star
The annual Perseid meteor shower reaches its peak this week.
# Shooting Star
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…
# seeing stars
An 'extremely bright' fireball was spotted over Ireland
If you did, you weren’t alone.
# Falling from the Sky
All eyes on the sky – meteor shower to fall over Ireland
Astronomy Ireland is asking for people to chart the number of meteors they see, as the brightest shower of the year becomes visible tonight.
# Russia
Videos: Around 950 injured after meteor strikes central Russia
There was panic in the Russian Urals as a meteor or meteors fell IN the Chelyabinsk region, some 930 miles east of Moscow.
# 2012 review
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.
# Meteors
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.
# Meteors
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.
# fireballs
Did you see the meteor shower over Ireland last night?
Fireballs were spotted in the night sky around Ireland last night…
# Astronomy
Meteors to rain down on Earth over coming week
Eyes to the sky, Astronomy Ireland are expecting a celestial firework show this weekend.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Thursday
All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.
# Celestial Fireworks
Meteor shower will be visible from Ireland this weekend
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
Meteor shower to pass over Ireland tonight
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
Watch out for shooting stars in the skies this weekend
The Perseid meteor shower will be visible in the skies above Ireland tonight and tomorrow night.
Watch the skies for aurora borealis and shooting stars
Increased solar activity means visual treats for star-gazers, with meteor showers and even aurorae visible from Ireland.
# Astronomy
Is it a bird? Is it a snowstorm? No - it's a meteor shower
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.