WATCH: A cool timelapse of the Moon, Venus and Mars crossing the Irish sky last night
A rare sight.
Moon, Venus and Mars came together last night for a rare celestial treat called a conjunction. Venus was at its closest point to the Moon with Mars also visible.
If you were out and about you might have spotted it, but if not, have a look at this timelapse captured by Donegal man Peteso Cannon.
He explains what you're looking at, "Venus crosses the top right corner followed by Mars at the end again in the top right corner."
Clip via YouTube/Pete-so Cannon
A few Irish people on Twitter also saw the conjunction.
Crescent #Moon, #Venus and #Mars shining bright over Shandon Bells and the North Cathedral, Cork City this evening. #OurSpaceOurTime pic.twitter.com/DSiwVDVi52
— Cian O'Regan (@irishspaceblog) January 31, 2017
#ISS and Moon Venus and Mars over #Inishowen Donegal @WeatherCee @newslineweather @deric_hartigan pic.twitter.com/SF4CKg8vpF
— John Mc Candless (@donaghca) January 31, 2017
Celestial show in the sky tonight. The Moon, Mars & Venus. @spann @StormHour #nightsky pic.twitter.com/QtgOZOn2e9
— John K Hodge (@jkhodge) February 1, 2017
Waiting on the evening boat on Inis Meáin with only the crescent moon, Venus and Mars for company. Best I could manage with my phone. pic.twitter.com/7HezmK18kg
— Cormac Coyne (@CormacCoyne) January 31, 2017