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Kate & Graham's Journal March 2012

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30 March 2012 17:36:12
Just a sample

Just a sample

Brilliant day in Blarney castle gardens, what a place! and what lovely guys we had looking after us.. We have over 100 photos between us  and it still does not do the gardens justice. I will put up an album later.  Great turn out and lots of plants got  passed around .. It was nice to see some familiar faces and also nice to meet some new ones... Relaxing in the hotel at the moment . this is the life :)

Few bits to share in Blarney

29 March 2012 19:20:25

No Gardening for me

24 March 2012 09:18:05

Sky at night

16 March 2012 22:54:48
Mars (Taken from the web)

Mars (Taken from the web)

 We have the perfect sky for star gazing here in Roscommon tonight ... we  put the coats and hats on and spent about an hour outside..  According to the experts Mars  is very visible this month .. we have  good binoculars, but I think a telescope is the only thing if we are going to see anything... might be on the birthday wish list :)

House to Rent in Roscommon

11 March 2012 21:42:42
Available for viewing

Available for viewing

We put this nesting box yesterday,hopefully we will get a tenant for it 

Northern Lights

08 March 2012 17:52:14
Pic from the web

Pic from the web

 This info below is copied directly from a mail sent by Astromony Ireland. I know it has nothing to do with gardening but I find anything like this facinating. I hope we will be able to see something from Roscommon .. looking forward to a good weekend weather wise so should get lots of work done... Kate
Following a massive X5-class solar flare on the Sun yesterday, Earth is expected to be hit by the resulting coronal mass ejection (CME) today. This cloud of energised gas is expected to trigger auroral displays all over the world, including Ireland, throughout Thursday night and Friday morning, March 8th/9th.
When to View
There is a significant chance that the aurora borealis (northern lights) will be visible from Ireland. We suggest keeping an eye on the northern sky throughout Thursday evening and into Friday morning. If it appears, the aurora will have a faint glow and if the activity is particularly strong it may have a green and/or red colour. The aurora will most likely be visible just over the northern horizon, but a strong display can result in the aurora being visible all over the sky.
Where to View
Ideally it is best to watch the aurorae from a location as far north as possible, but considering on the strength of this particular CME from the Sun, they may be visible further south. We recommend picking anywhere that has a dark sky with a clear northern horizon. This can be a location just outside a town or city, or a dark parkland area.


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