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Astronomy Expert Advises Everyone In Ireland To Take Next Monday Off To See "Amazing" Lunar Eclipse

By Megan Cassidy

January 18, 2019 at 10:35am


Don't have to tell us twice!

The founder of Astronomy Ireland, David Moore, has advised people to take time off from work or school to witness an "amazing" lunar eclipse - the likes of which won't be seen in Ireland again until 2032.

According to the Irish Examiner, Moore said:

"There will be other total lunar eclipses between 2019 and 2032 but they will happen as the Moon sets or rises from Ireland thus spoiling the view.

"This Total Lunar Eclipse on the morning of Monday, January 21st, will be entirely seen in Irish skies from start to finish so we are recommending everyone take a day off work or school and watch this amazing spectacle of nature when the brilliant Full Moon turns to a dim 'Blood Moon' for 62 minutes."

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Technically - you won't need the day off to witness this beaut, as the Total Lunar Eclipse will happen over 62 minutes from 4.41am to 5.43am on Monday morning.

Moore went on:

"Irish people will not see an eclipse this good again until October 2032 so we want everyone to stay up late, or get up early and witness one of the most spectacular sights in nature."

"We also want to hear reports from Irish people, especially if weather is only clear in some places and not over the entire country. Photographs are extremely welcome also.

"Reports and photos will be published in a special 'eclipse issue' of Astronomy Ireland magazine and archived in the National Library of Ireland, and the British Library, for all time. Email: [email protected].

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