Lunar Eclipse visible from Ireland

Next Monday morning (January 21, 2019) there is a lunar eclipse visible from Ireland.

Be prepared to set your alarms early … this eclipse peaks shortly after 5am and will be finished before sunrise.

Lunar eclipses happen when the Moon, as it moves around the Earth, goes into the Earth’s shadow. This can only happen at Full Moon and is only visible to people on the ‘nighttime’ side of the world.

 

 

This video ( for younger children) explains the changing appearance of the Moon:

For older people, ESA have produced this explanation:

Please share any pics you might take with us @BCO_Ed or @blackrockcastle