Temperatures fell overnight and many woke this morning to a layer of snow of varying depths around the country. This is a collection of atmospheric photographs taken by social media users and showing snowy scenes across Ireland.
So much for summer…We asked readers to submit their photos of the recent woeful weather conditions around the country. Here’s a selection of reader shots and some from Irish Times photographers. If you wish to add yours, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
A ‘supermoon’ graced the skies overnight on May 5th thanks to the phenomenon known as perigee, the point at which the satellite’s orbit is closest to Earth. At this stage, it is around 356,400km away – compared to an average distance of around 384,000km. As a result, the Moon appears up to 14 per cent larger and 30 per cent brighter than when it is farthest from the Earth.