Miss the lunar eclipse overnight? Here it is in 60 seconds

Pat Wise
January 22, 2019

"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 awesome spectacle of nature when the brilliant full moon turns to a dim "blood moon" for 62 minutes".

Hundreds of people came out late on Sunday night or early Monday morning to witness the event, capturing images of the super blood wolf moon and sharing it on Twitter.

The full eclipse began at 4.40 am in the United Kingdom and appeared red at 5.12 am, according to the Royal Astronomical Society.

A picture taken on January 21, 2019 the Super Blood Moon seen behind the equestrian statue of the Saxon king Johann during a lunar eclipse in Dresden, Germany. A supermoon is when the moon appears larger in size due to a close proximity with the Earth.

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Ireland is set to see the most impressive lunar eclipse tomorrow Monday 21 for the next 14 years and astronomers are even advising that people take a day off to see it.


Political commentator Rick Wilson joked that the eclipse could just as well be called the "Full Blood God Death Night Lord Wild Beast Moon".

Lowestoft Harbour this morning, before it was given a reddish glow by the "super blood wolf moon".

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