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Friday 1 December 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Night Sky

This year
Rare green comet to be visible from Ireland for the first time in 50,000 years
Travelling as far as possible away from cities and bright lights will increase your odds of a good view.
Five starry spectacles to watch out for in 2023
Is that a comet?
All time
The planet Venus will be getting very close to us tonight
You don’t need a telescope for this one.
A US Navy missile test lit up the night sky and people freaked out
Similar occurrences have been noted when the US armed services conduct exercises in local airspace.
Photos: Didn't manage to see the blood moon last night? Here is what you missed...
If you have been asleep for the last eight hours here is what you missed.
Don't miss: Tomorrow's the last full moon of 2012
It’s called an oak moon, don’t you know.
ISS to blaze across sky this evening
Spot the space station pass over at 5.17 and 6.53pm.
Meteor shower: Astronomy Ireland wants you to be their eyes
The perseid meteor shower is underway. Get out and have a look!
Look up above: International Space Station visible over Ireland tonight
The space station will be visible in the night sky later tonight.
Space station visible in Irish skies tonight
The ISS has been constantly manned for the past ten years and is about the same size as Croke Park.