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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Shooting Stars

This year
‘Celestial fireworks display’: Good viewing conditions forecast for Perseid Meteor Shower
‘Mother Nature puts on a celestial fireworks display for everybody and they go to sleep? We can’t let that happen!’
Last year
Meteor shower set to light up Irish skies tonight and tomorrow
The Geminid meteor shower occurs every December.
All time
'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.
Clear spells to give Irish stargazers a glimpse of Perseids as annual meteor shower peaks
There will be 20 times more shooting stars than on a normal night.
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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.
Tonight's the night as Perseid meteor shower set to light up the skies in Ireland
Astronomy Ireland said you won’t need a telescope to get a good view of the shooting stars – weather permitting, of course.
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Irish stargazers warned the moon may spoil tonight's meteor shower
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
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
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
Everyone can join in the viewing, with no equipment necessary.
There are going to be A LOT of shooting stars in the sky tonight
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 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
The annual Perseid meteor shower reaches its peak this week.
Meteorite hunt in the North while stargazers gather for cosmic 'Star-B-Q'
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
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
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
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
Shooting stars to put on a show that will be visible to the naked eye.
Meteor shower over Ireland
Watch the skies over the coming nights to see an amazing display of shooting stars.