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.┬áThese 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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