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First images of the 2011 total lunar eclipse above Ireland

Bright hazy glow of the moon with the lights Monaghan town in the distance
Bright hazy glow of the moon with the lights Monaghan town in the distance
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The last lunar eclipse viewable in Ireland for another four years occurred earlier tonight. The spectacle lasted for about two hours in total. The Sociable’s Darren McCarra captured some of these shots of the 2011 total lunar eclipse from Sliabh Beagh in north Monaghan.

The moon in eclipse
The moon in eclipse
The moon glows brightly in the night sky near Bragan Penal Cross, Co. Monaghan
The moon glows brightly in the night sky near Bragan Penal Cross, Co. Monaghan
Bright hazy glow of the moon with the lights Monaghan town in the distance
Bright hazy glow of the moon with the lights Monaghan town in the distance
The full moon after the lunar eclipse
The full moon after the lunar eclipse

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Darren McCarra
Darren McCarra is co-editor of The Sociable. He has a keen interest in photography, all things mobile, and writing about technology and social media. You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.