Ireland is due to witness its most spectacular lunar eclipse for the next 14 years on Monday 1 year ago

Ireland is due to witness its most spectacular lunar eclipse for the next 14 years on Monday

You won't want to miss this.

Ireland is due to experience its most impressive lunar eclipse for the next 14 years on Monday, 21 January.

It is said to be such an event that astronomy experts are advising those with an interest in it to "take a day off work or school" to ensure that they don't miss the event.

According to the Independent, David Moore, the editor of Astronomy Ireland magazine, has told people that it is something that people should not be willing to miss.

"This total lunar eclipse on the morning of Monday January 21st will be entirely seen in Irish skies from start to finish so we are recommending everyone take a day off work or school and watch this amazing spectacle of nature when the brilliant full moon turns to a dim 'blood moon' for 62 minutes."

He said that other eclipses will take place over the next number of years, "but they will happen as the Moon sets or rises from Ireland thus spoiling the view".

So long story short, call your boss now and tell them you won't make it in tomorrow. There's some crazy stuff happening in the sky instead.

Astronomy Ireland says that the total part of the eclipse runs for just over an hour, from 4:41am to 5:43am on Monday morning, when the Moon will be high in the West as seen from the entire country.