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# moon - Thursday 17 December, 2020

Chinese lunar capsule brings Moon rocks back to Earth for the first time since 1970s
# Chang’e 5
# Chang’e 5

Chinese lunar capsule brings Moon rocks back to Earth for the first time since 1970s

Dec 17th 2020, 7:18 AM 13,064 Views 15 Comments

The Chang’e 5 probe touched down in Inner Mongolia yesterday.

# moon - Friday 4 December, 2020

Chinese spacecraft blasts off from moon with cargo of lunar rocks

Chinese spacecraft blasts off from moon with cargo of lunar rocks

Dec 4th 2020, 12:26 PM 15,063 Views 39 Comments

Chang’e 5 will return to earth with 2kg of moon rocks – it is expected to touch down in Mongolia later this month.

# moon - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

China probe lands on moon in bid to return lunar rocks to Earth
# Chang’e 5
# Chang’e 5

China probe lands on moon in bid to return lunar rocks to Earth

Dec 1st 2020, 8:25 PM 12,913 Views 20 Comments

It is one step on a programme to send a manned mission to the satellite.

# moon - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

China's mission to bring back material from moon blasts off
# Chang’e 5
# Chang’e 5

China's mission to bring back material from moon blasts off

Nov 24th 2020, 7:12 AM 10,978 Views 13 Comments

Some experts say the mission could pave the way for a crewed lunar mission.

# moon - Monday 26 October, 2020

More water on the moon than previously thought, researchers find
# NASA
# NASA

More water on the moon than previously thought, researchers find

Oct 26th 2020, 4:42 PM 32,298 Views 33 Comments

The findings may have implications for future missions to the moon.

# moon - Sunday 25 October, 2020

Quiz: How much do you know about the Moon?
# NASA
# NASA

Quiz: How much do you know about the Moon?

Oct 25th 2020, 10:00 PM 68,735 Views 41 Comments

NASA is to announce “new science results” about the Moon tomorrow.

# moon - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Quiz: How much do you know about the Apollo 11 moon landing?
# Evening Quiz
# Evening Quiz

Quiz: How much do you know about the Apollo 11 moon landing?

Jul 16th 2020, 9:30 PM 28,784 Views 41 Comments

Today marks 51 years since the launch of Apollo 11.

# moon - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

Pink supermoon set to grace the skies over Ireland tonight
# Stargazing
# Stargazing

Pink supermoon set to grace the skies over Ireland tonight

Apr 7th 2020, 7:34 AM 137,776 Views 20 Comments

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
# Moon Landing
# Moon Landing

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

Jul 16th 2019, 6:15 AM 25,641 Views 27 Comments

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
# One Small Step
# One Small Step

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

Jul 13th 2019, 10:30 AM 14,050 Views 40 Comments

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
# Lights Out
# Lights Out

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

Jul 3rd 2019, 7:41 AM 10,136 Views 10 Comments

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
# Beresheet
# Beresheet

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

Apr 11th 2019, 9:43 PM 23,864 Views 84 Comments

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
# Change 4
# Change 4

Chinese spacecraft makes first landing on moon's far side

Jan 3rd 2019, 6:49 AM 13,382 Views 30 Comments

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?
# Out Of This World
# Out Of This World

Quiz: How much do you know about the moon?

Oct 21st 2018, 9:00 PM 46,644 Views 61 Comments

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 Bloodening
# The Bloodening

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

Jul 27th 2018, 9:29 AM 135,826 Views 24 Comments

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
# North Korea
# North Korea

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

May 22nd 2018, 7:50 AM 6,935 Views 22 Comments

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

# moon - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Pics: Here's how the first supermoon of the year looked around the world last night
# Star Gazing
# Star Gazing

Pics: Here's how the first supermoon of the year looked around the world last night

Jan 2nd 2018, 9:29 AM 14,755 Views 6 Comments

Did you see it?

# moon - Monday 1 January, 2018

The first of two supermoons this month will be visible tonight
# Look Up
# Look Up

The first of two supermoons this month will be visible tonight

Jan 1st 2018, 6:00 PM 27,648 Views 19 Comments

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
# Stargazing
# Stargazing

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

Dec 4th 2017, 8:48 AM 20,925 Views 20 Comments

Some cloud hampered things for Irish stargazers.

# moon - Monday 21 August, 2017

WATCH: Check out this livestream of the solar eclipse
# Lights Out
# Lights Out

WATCH: Check out this livestream of the solar eclipse

Aug 21st 2017, 5:57 PM 29,091 Views 15 Comments

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

The United States is about to experience the best eclipse in a lifetime... but how long does Ireland have to wait?
# Lights Out
# Lights Out

The United States is about to experience the best eclipse in a lifetime... but how long does Ireland have to wait?

Aug 21st 2017, 8:10 AM 61,361 Views 51 Comments

Ages, is the answer.

# moon - Sunday 16 July, 2017

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

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

Jul 16th 2017, 12:00 PM 8,392 Views 20 Comments

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
# Wise Investment
# Wise Investment

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

Jul 14th 2017, 10:03 PM 30,966 Views 37 Comments

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
# Walking In Space

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

Jun 17th 2017, 10:00 PM 17,470 Views 10 Comments

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

# moon - Monday 15 May, 2017

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

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

May 15th 2017, 6:05 PM 6,356 Views 5 Comments

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
# Fly Me To The Moon
# Fly Me To The Moon

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

Mar 11th 2017, 5:00 PM 15,019 Views 24 Comments

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
# SpaceX
# SpaceX

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

Feb 27th 2017, 10:22 PM 11,367 Views 24 Comments

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
# Full Moon Half Moon
# Full Moon Half Moon

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

Feb 10th 2017, 8:00 AM 25,337 Views 11 Comments

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
# Glancing At The Moonlight
# Glancing At The Moonlight

Look up: The supermoon is expected to last until Wednesday night

Nov 15th 2016, 7:54 PM 11,497 Views 12 Comments

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
# Spellbinding
# Spellbinding

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

Nov 15th 2016, 8:35 AM 31,231 Views 34 Comments

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
# Supermoon
# Supermoon

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

Nov 14th 2016, 4:40 PM 21,807 Views 51 Comments

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

Tonight's Supermoon will be the biggest in 68 years
# Bright Skies
# Bright Skies

Tonight's Supermoon will be the biggest in 68 years

Nov 14th 2016, 6:10 AM 17,425 Views 9 Comments

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
# Super Typhoon Meranti
# Super Typhoon Meranti

A gigantic inflatable moon is causing havoc in China

Sep 15th 2016, 2:12 PM 20,896 Views 30 Comments

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?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

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

Aug 6th 2016, 8:30 AM 19,567 Views 47 Comments

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
# Made In Taiwan
# Made In Taiwan

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

Jul 19th 2016, 6:00 AM 13,697 Views 29 Comments

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 ROSE MOON
# THE ROSE MOON

Keep an eye on the sky tonight for the first 'Strawberry moon' in 70 years

Jun 20th 2016, 10:55 PM 47,849 Views 57 Comments

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
# Jupiter
# Jupiter

Keep an eye on the sky tonight for a spectacular astronomical display

Apr 17th 2016, 7:30 PM 75,932 Views 51 Comments

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
# Spectacle
# Spectacle

Look up - Jupiter is visible beside the moon tonight

Feb 23rd 2016, 9:46 PM 60,079 Views 22 Comments

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
# Fly Me To The Moon
# Fly Me To The Moon

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

Nov 7th 2015, 8:15 PM 19,325 Views 30 Comments

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

# moon - Monday 28 September, 2015

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

15 of the best Twitter reactions to the Super Blood Moon

Sep 28th 2015, 9:18 AM 4,591 Views 0 Comments

Including the best Vine reaction you will see today.

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