Lunar eclipse should be spectacular

Astronomy experts are predicting a spectacular lunar eclipse during the early hours of Monday morning.

Clear skies are also predicted.

David Moore of Astromomy Ireland said ” It might be the only time Irish people can see one as clear for another 14 years.

A total lunar eclipse happens when the earth comes between the sun and the moon, covering the moon with its shadow. This turns the moon a bright red, so lunar eclipses are often called blood moons. These occur between two and three times every three years.”

The total part of the eclipse runs for 62 minutes from 4:41am to 5:43am on Monday morning, when the Moon will be high in the West and will be seen from all of Ireland.

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