If you didn’t set your alarm for the blood wolf moon eclipse last night, there was still a treat in store this morning.
The skies over Cork were lit up in fiery pinks, oranges and purples as the day began, prompting early risers to take out their phones and capture photos of the stunning display.
NASA explains the phenomenon like this: ‘During a total lunar eclipse, white sunlight hitting the atmosphere on the sides of the Earth gets absorbed and then radiated out (scattered). Blue-coloured light is most affected. That is, the atmosphere filters out (scatters away) most of the blue-colored light. What’s left over is the orange- and red-colored light.’
Still, we think Glucksman Director Fiona Kearney summed it up best when she tweeted:
“Sunrise in Cork, or as my 5 yr old observed “it’s like someone poured a magic potion in the sky”.
Here are 13 of the most beautiful images shared on Twitter:
Sunrise in Cork pic.twitter.com/7ykxh3b10H
— Richard Cronin (@Richardjcronin) January 21, 2019
— A n n e t t e (@Annette_R1) January 21, 2019
— Julie O’Leary (@vote1oleary) January 21, 2019
— Suzanne Meade (@MeadeSuzie) January 21, 2019
Sunrise over Cork City right now pic.twitter.com/fPYv4GQdq6
— Brendan (@brendananthony1) January 21, 2019
— Michael Jøseph (@mjpos) January 21, 2019
— Aileen Linehan (@aileenos1990) January 21, 2019
— Madeleine Murray (@SandycoveIsland) January 21, 2019
Cork Airport this morning pic.twitter.com/T1jsk4BTYa
— William Power (@liamson100) January 21, 2019
— mags murphy (@magser19) January 21, 2019
— Ruth Ring (@RuthRing) January 21, 2019
Cork Harbour from Little Island
What a morning!!! Cork Harbour from Little Island. pic.twitter.com/aBbs3QU3BS
— Alan Barry (@Alanpbarry) January 21, 2019
— Lana O’Connor (@LanaRedFM) January 21, 2019