Astrology Ireland is encouraging everyone to look to the skies tonight – “most people will have never seen anything like it, and it is a spectacular of nature not to be missed!”
There will be a spectacular sight in our skies later on tonight as the planet Mars will be at it’s brightest and ‘blaze’ past the Moon.
Astrology Ireland is encouraging the public to look to the skies at 10pm tonight and 6am on Sunday morning to catch a glimpse of the rare sight.
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It is believed the planet will be unmissable as it is expected to shine brighter than the stars.
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 encouraging people to witness the sight while they have the chance to this weekend as there won’t be another event like this until December 2022.
World news – GB – Spectacular sight in Irish skies this evening as Mars will ‘blaze by’ the Moon