August 3, 2021
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Tickled pink: Rare lunar event to illuminate Wicklow skies tonight

A rare celestial occurrence is set to illuminate the skies above Wicklow early tomorrow morning, if you are willing to stay up to see it.

Wicklow will be treated to a “Super Pink Moon” which will appear to be much brighter and much larger than normal to the naked eye.

This celestial event occurs when the supermoon – when a new or full moon and is also at its closest point to the earth during its monthly orbit, coincides with being the first full moon of spring in the northern hemisphere

Although called a ‘Super Pink Moon,’ our trusted space companion will initially appear to be golden before turning white as it orbits around us.

The phenomenon will be at it’s dazzling biggest and brightest at 3.30am. But if you do not want to stay up until the early hours of the morning, the effect of this celestial event will be noticeable from late this evening and will last for the next couple of nights (and days).

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