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# skies - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

A rare 'super blue blood moon' will be visible later - but Ireland won't experience the full effect
# Super-duper Moon
# Super-duper Moon

A rare 'super blue blood moon' will be visible later - but Ireland won't experience the full effect

Jan 31st 2018, 7:46 AM 46,457 Views 32 Comments

The spectacle will be visible in clear skies above Australia, Asia and some parts of the US and Eastern Europe.

# skies - Friday 9 January, 2015

Look up: You've two weeks to see a glowing green comet
# Lovejoy
# Lovejoy

Look up: You've two weeks to see a glowing green comet

Jan 9th 2015, 10:00 PM 25,857 Views 26 Comments

Comet Lovejoy is paying a visit.

# skies - Saturday 6 September, 2014

This is your last chance to see the SuperMoon in 2014
# I Spy
# I Spy

This is your last chance to see the SuperMoon in 2014

Sep 6th 2014, 7:30 AM 22,201 Views 23 Comments

Get your smartphones ready.

# skies - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Scott Carpenter, second US astronaut in orbit, dies at 88
# RIP
# RIP

Scott Carpenter, second US astronaut in orbit, dies at 88

Oct 10th 2013, 10:47 PM 5,573 Views 14 Comments

He died in a hospice from complications following a stroke.

# skies - Saturday 7 September, 2013

Kite-flying isn't all bad... as long as they are real kites
# In Pics
# In Pics

Kite-flying isn't all bad... as long as they are real kites

Sep 7th 2013, 10:00 AM 6,530 Views 8 Comments

Feeling worn down by pre-Budget kite-flying? Take a break with fun from a Bristol fest this week.

# skies - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Look out your window soon to see Saturn (no telescope needed)
# Celestial
# Celestial

Look out your window soon to see Saturn (no telescope needed)

Jul 16th 2013, 9:30 PM 18,666 Views 30 Comments

Want to see Saturn? You can spot it in the sky tonight, thanks to a rare celestial event.

# skies - Thursday 27 December, 2012

Don't miss: Tomorrow's the last full moon of 2012
# Look Up
# Look Up

Don't miss: Tomorrow's the last full moon of 2012

Dec 27th 2012, 5:20 PM 5,739 Views 7 Comments

It’s called an oak moon, don’t you know.

# skies - Friday 5 October, 2012

Look out for a celestial spectacle in the skies tonight
# Look To The Skies
# Look To The Skies

Look out for a celestial spectacle in the skies tonight

Oct 5th 2012, 11:25 AM 14,450 Views 33 Comments

The Moon and Jupiter will line up spectacularly close together tonight, Astronomy Ireland has said.

# skies - Thursday 15 December, 2011

Hark! Is that the Christmas Star in the sky?! Em, maybe not...
# Christmas Star
From The Daily Edge
# Christmas Star

Hark! Is that the Christmas Star in the sky?! Em, maybe not...

Dec 15th 2011, 9:45 PM 8,200 Views 48 Comments

Have you spotted that extremely bright star glowing in the sky at night these past few weeks? Unfortunately, it’s not the Christmas Star. But Astronomy Ireland knows what it is…

# skies - Tuesday 9 August, 2011

Watch the skies for aurora borealis and shooting stars
# SKIES
# SKIES

Watch the skies for aurora borealis and shooting stars

Aug 9th 2011, 12:04 PM 3,254 Views 9 Comments

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