Recent Millstreet Winter Wonderland

The past week brought some splendid snowy scenes with Clara Mountain clothed in white and a full moon making night temperatures fall significantly. These scenes were all taken from Mount Leader Estate, Millstreet. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Once in a Red Moon Over Millstreet!

Considering that this celestial phenomenon will not occur again until 2033 I felt it was important to record the happening on Tuesday morning (28th Seot. 2015) when a total eclipse of the moon occured giving a special red appearance of the moon. When I began recording at 2.00 a.m. it was a full very bright moon. Gradually the eclipse progressed until it was total by around 3.45 a.m.. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Considering that this celestial phenomenon will not occur again until 2033 I felt it was important to record the happening on Tuesday morning (28th Sept. 2015) when a total eclipse of the moon occured giving a special red appearance of the moon. When I began recording at 2.00 a.m. it was a full very bright moon. Gradually the eclipse progressed until it was total by around 3.45 a.m.. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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5Red Moon over Millstreet Sept. 2015-600Having reached total eclipse (almost total darkness) the moon over Mount Leader here in Millstreet returned to full brightness within the next two hours.   An event even rarer than [read more …] “Once in a Red Moon Over Millstreet!”