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# moon - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

Pink supermoon set to grace the skies over Ireland tonight

Despite its name, there won’t be any dramatic colour change.

# moon - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

A 'deep' partial eclipse of the moon takes place this evening

There won’t be another one for 2 years, so Astronomy Ireland is asking people to send photos of the eclipse into them.

# moon - Saturday 13 July, 2019

'The excitement of it was magical': How Ireland tuned in to watch Apollo 11 make history

It was in the early hours of 21 July 1969 that Irish audiences first heard Neil Armstrong’s famous words as he stepped onto the surface.

# moon - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

PHOTOS: Thousands turn out to watch rare total solar eclipse in South America

Solar eclipses happen when the Sun, Moon and Earth line up, allowing the Moon to cast its shadow on Earth.

# moon - Thursday 11 April, 2019

'We didn't make it': Israel's moon landing attempt fails at last minute

The craft suffered an engine failure when it was preparing to land this evening.

# moon - Thursday 3 January, 2019

Chinese spacecraft makes first landing on moon's far side

China plans to send its Chang’e 5 probe to the moon next year.

# moon - Sunday 21 October, 2018

Quiz: How much do you know about the moon?

This quiz is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind*.

# moon - Friday 27 July, 2018

Tonight's blood moon is the longest of the 21st century - here's when you can see it best

The lunar eclipse coincides with a close passing of Mars in tonight’s sky.

# moon - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

Trump to meet South Korean leader in Washington as Kim Jong Un summit hangs in the balance

Moon Jae-in jets into Washington on a mission to salvage a rare diplomatic opening.

# moon - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

# moon - Monday 1 January, 2018

The first of two supermoons this month will be visible tonight

It’ll reach its closest point to Earth at around 10pm.

# moon - Monday 4 December, 2017

The supermoon had people staring wide-eyed at the heavens last night

Some cloud hampered things for Irish stargazers.

# moon - Monday 21 August, 2017

WATCH: Check out this livestream of the solar eclipse

The solar eclipse will plunge parts of the US into darkness this afternoon.

# moon - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Chinese students are living in a cabin for 200 days to simulate living on the moon

Lunar Palace simulates a long-term space mission to the moon.

# moon - Friday 14 July, 2017

A woman who bought dust from first moon landing for €900 selling it for €3.5 million

The moon fragments had almost been thrown out once before.

# moon - Saturday 17 June, 2017

'I didn't want to be known as the person who broke something on the Hubble telescope' Walking In Space This post contains videos

'I didn't want to be known as the person who broke something on the Hubble telescope'

A former Nasa astronaut talks to us about his time in space, and the goal of humans reaching Mars.

# moon - Monday 15 May, 2017

From The Daily Edge The guy who mooned everyone at the Eurovision could be going to jail for it Full Moon

The guy who mooned everyone at the Eurovision could be going to jail for it

Don’t flash your bum on live TV in Ukraine, guys.

# moon - Saturday 11 March, 2017

Puffy faces and a constant need to pee: Moon tourists may be in for a rough ride

Last week SpaceX announced it would launch two tourists to skirt Earth’s satellite next year.

# moon - Monday 27 February, 2017

Two space tourists are going on a trip around the moon next year

In a statement this evening, the company said that the two people had paid a “significant deposit” to travel beyond the moon.

# moon - Friday 10 February, 2017

Eyes to the sky: Ireland will be treated to a rare eclipse of the moon tonight

The eclipse will officially begin at 10.30 but dimming will not be visible until after 11.

# moon - 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.

Pictures: Here's how the supermoon looked over Ireland last night

Some of us got incredible views of the moon last evening. Cloud spoiled the views in other areas unfortunately.

# moon - Monday 14 November, 2016

As the moon rises over Ireland at 5pm, it will be the biggest it's been in 68 years

Make sure to catch a glimpse, weather pemitting of course.

Tonight's Supermoon will be the biggest in 68 years

NASA said that it will in fact be an extra-supermoon.

# moon - Thursday 15 September, 2016

A gigantic inflatable moon is causing havoc in China

Footage broadcast by state television showed the inflatable lunar orb bowling over traffic in the city, blown by the typhoon’s winds of 105 miles per hour.

# moon - Saturday 6 August, 2016

FactCheck: Is there faster broadband on the moon than in Roscommon?

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten has claimed there is better internet connection 400,000km away than in parts of his constituency.

# moon - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

NASA wants to mine the moon - with a little help from Taipei

The Resource Prospector project aims to be the first mining expedition on another world.

# moon - 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.

# moon - 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.

# moon - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

Look up - Jupiter is visible beside the moon tonight

Astronomy Ireland is advising people to go outdoors and check out the beautiful spectacle.

# moon - Saturday 7 November, 2015

"Would y'all like to go to the moon with me?" - the story behind this famous lunar photograph

In 1972 Charles Duke was the youngest man in history to set foot on the moon.

# moon - Monday 28 September, 2015

From The Daily Edge 15 of the best Twitter reactions to the Super Blood Moon Blood Moon

15 of the best Twitter reactions to the Super Blood Moon

Including the best Vine reaction you will see today.

# moon - Sunday 27 September, 2015

If you stay up late tonight you'll see the moon turn a deep blood red

It’s the last total lunar eclipse with a red shadow you’ll see for a while as the next one won’t be visible from Ireland until 2019, writes Conor Farrell.

# moon - Friday 25 September, 2015

You'll be able to see something rare and amazing in the sky this weekend*

*Weather permitting, OF COURSE.

# moon - Thursday 6 August, 2015

So this is what the dark side of the moon looks like

A new view from a million miles away.

# moon - Friday 31 July, 2015

Look up, there's a blue moon tonight*

*If you can see past the clouds, that is.

# moon - Monday 20 July, 2015

Want to help save this very famous spacesuit?

The suits weren’t meant to last forever – which is why the Smithsonian wants to conserve this one.

# moon - 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.

# moon - Saturday 17 January, 2015

Did you know that the US left poo on the moon?

They did. And it was for a good reason.

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