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PEOPLE are being urged to go outside and watch a “spectacular sight” tonight as Mars blazes by the Moon.
Astrology Ireland have encouraged people to head outside at 10pm tonight and 6am tomorrow morning to witness the rare sight.
Mars is currently unusually bright and it is set to pass right beside the Moon on Saturday night and Sunday morning.
The planet will be unmissable as it shines brighter than the stars surrounding it tonight.
Those who are lucky enough to have clear skies this evening will be able to admire the spectacular sight easily.
David Moore of Astronomy Ireland said: “It is very unusual for Mars to be this bright and even more unusual for it to pass very close to the Moon while it is at its most spectacular, so, Astronomy Ireland is urging every Irish person to go outdoors at 10pm on Saturday evening and watch the Moon rise in the East with the planet Mars blazing just to its left.
He added: “In fact, as well as watching at 10pm on Saturday night, we urge everyone to set their alarm for 6am on Sunday morning for the ‘main event’ when Mars (now at its brightest in 2 years) is extremely close to the top edge of the Moon.
“Most people will have never seen anything like it, and it is a spectacular of nature not to be missed!
Astrology Ireland are urging people to experience the rare sight this weekend as there will not be another event like this until December 2022.
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