Aurora Borealis - Northern Lights - St Patrick's Night

18th March 2013
There were some incredible Aurora displays over north and northwestern parts of Ireland on the night of Sunday 17th March 2013 as a result of a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) on Sunday morning.

The solar blast led to amazing Northern Lights displays on St Patrick's night.

Chicago they colour their rivers green, in London and Manchester the dye their beer green, but in Ireland we were treated to green skies, along with reds, purples and a whole multitude.

To see some of our images that we took that night check out Saint Patrick's night - Northern Lights - Aurora Borealis

You can see what they look like printed, mounted and framed below.

Luckily I was down at Pollan beach in Ballyliffin, Clonmany, Inishowen, Co. Donegal that night from 8.00pm until 11.45pm hoping that it would appear. I was not to be dissappointed, the skies shortly after 9.30pm started clear and between the cloud cover I could catch a glimpse of the lights behind. 

Most of the cloud cover eventually lifted and skies started to display one of the natural wonders of the world. An amazing sight to be seen that will never be forgotten.