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#Shooting Stars

# shooting-stars - Last year 2021

'A lightning sort of brightness': This stunning shot of the Perseids was captured over Wexford
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# Shooting Stars

'A lightning sort of brightness': This stunning shot of the Perseids was captured over Wexford

Updated Aug 13th 2021, 4:26 PM 48,214 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.
Clear spells to give Irish stargazers a glimpse of Perseids as annual meteor shower peaks
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# Shooting Stars

Clear spells to give Irish stargazers a glimpse of Perseids as annual meteor shower peaks

Aug 11th 2021, 6:30 AM 41,723 Views 7 Comments

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

# shooting-stars - All time

Keep an eye: 8 players to watch at the Ashbourne Cup weekend
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From The42
# Shooting Stars

Keep an eye: 8 players to watch at the Ashbourne Cup weekend

Feb 13th 2020, 8:00 PM 5,149 Views 0 Comments

Waterford IT hosts the massive third-level camogie competition – and UL are chasing five-in-a-row.

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

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

Oct 21st 2019, 5:44 PM 147,282 Views 32 Comments

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

Tonight's the night as Perseid meteor shower set to light up the skies in Ireland
# Shooting Star
# Shooting Star

Tonight's the night as Perseid meteor shower set to light up the skies in Ireland

Aug 12th 2019, 10:01 PM 52,177 Views 18 Comments

Astronomy Ireland said you won’t need a telescope to get a good view of the shooting stars – weather permitting, of course.

O'Shea and Walsh point the way as Kerry beat Monaghan to claim fifth league win
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From The42
# Shooting Stars

O'Shea and Walsh point the way as Kerry beat Monaghan to claim fifth league win

Mar 3rd 2019, 6:01 PM 10,396 Views 9 Comments

Peter Keane’s side are on course for a place in the league decider.

Irish stargazers warned the moon may spoil tonight's meteor shower
# Eyes To The Sky
# Eyes To The Sky

Irish stargazers warned the moon may spoil tonight's meteor shower

Aug 12th 2017, 10:00 AM 19,741 Views 23 Comments

The moon at at 80% illumination and could outshine some of the shooting stars as they pass through the sky.

Look out your window tonight - there's a special meteor shower due over Ireland
# Shooting Stars
# Shooting Stars

Look out your window tonight - there's a special meteor shower due over Ireland

Aug 11th 2016, 6:03 AM 34,266 Views 24 Comments

There will be more than double the usual fireball activity associated with the annual Perseid outburst, which begins around 11pm Irish time.

Hundreds of shooting stars will be visible over Ireland tonight
# Eyes On The Sky
# Eyes On The Sky

Hundreds of shooting stars will be visible over Ireland tonight

Dec 14th 2015, 6:00 PM 27,734 Views 40 Comments

People viewing from dark rural skies should be able to see one or two shooting stars every minute.

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 21,899 Views 15 Comments

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

There are going to be A LOT of shooting stars in the sky tonight
# Perseids
# Perseids

There are going to be A LOT of shooting stars in the sky tonight

Aug 11th 2015, 3:54 PM 28,758 Views 15 Comments

There is expected to be more than 20 times the average number of shooting stars.

The "best shooting star shower of the year" is happening tonight
# The Sky At Night
# The Sky At Night

The "best shooting star shower of the year" is happening tonight

Dec 13th 2014, 7:25 PM 13,722 Views 11 Comments

The event will be seen around Ireland with the naked eye.

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 14,964 Views 3 Comments

The annual Perseid meteor shower reaches its peak this week.

Meteorite hunt in the North while stargazers gather for cosmic 'Star-B-Q'
# Stargazing
# Stargazing

Meteorite hunt in the North while stargazers gather for cosmic 'Star-B-Q'

Aug 27th 2011, 12:41 PM 874 Views 4 Comments

Astronomy Ireland is gearing up to hold its annual stargazing event in Wicklow tonight, while the search is on for a space rock believed to have fallen to earth this week.

Photograph from Space: the Perseid meteor shower
# What A Shower
# What A Shower

Photograph from Space: the Perseid meteor shower

Aug 15th 2011, 10:29 AM 858 Views 1 Comment

Even if you were lucky enough to see shooting stars over the weekend, you probably didn’t have quite this angle…

Watch the skies for aurora borealis and shooting stars
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# SKIES

Watch the skies for aurora borealis and shooting stars

Aug 9th 2011, 12:04 PM 3,293 Views 9 Comments

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

Is it a bird? Is it a snowstorm? No - it's a meteor shower
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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 1,094 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.

Ireland to brighten up with meteor shower tonight
# Meteors
# Meteors

Ireland to brighten up with meteor shower tonight

Nov 17th 2010, 4:33 PM 3,620 Views 1 Comment

Shooting stars to put on a show that will be visible to the naked eye.

Meteor shower over Ireland
# Look Up!
From The Daily Edge
# Look Up!

Meteor shower over Ireland

Aug 11th 2010, 4:16 PM 1,002 Views 0 Comments

Watch the skies over the coming nights to see an amazing display of shooting stars.