THE LAST LUNAR eclipse visible in Ireland until 2015 will be getting underway shortly, with Met Eireann predicting a good view this evening.
Astronomy Ireland says the eclipse will be best viewed in the east of the country between 9.55pm and 10.15pm, and that the moon will turn a reddish colour. The eclipse will continue until around midnight.
If you hurry you can catch one of Astronomy Ireland’s special moon-watching events around the country. They’re at: St Michael’s School, Kilmihil, Co Clare; JFK Park, Cork; Papal Cross Car Park, Phoenix Park, Dublin; Seabank Car Park, Castlebellingham, Co Louth; Parke’s Castle, Sligo/Leitrim; and Fairfield Green, Belvedere Manor, Waterford.
The eclipse has already been seen in some parts of the world, with a total eclipse in Africa and parts of Asia.
There’s a live stream of the eclipse on the Google YouTube channel via Slooh.com.