Did you see this?
Major Aurora Borealis display tonight
Inishowen peninsula, Donegal, Ireland pic.twitter.com/TQkRQUbemM
— Discover Inishowen (@DiscovInishowen) February 26, 2023
There is a chance to see the Northern Lights over Ireland again tonight.
People from across the island shared pictures of the phenomenon after it appeared last night.
Aurora from Sligo last night #aurora #sligo #heartofsligo #weather @rte @barrabest @VirginMediaNews @ThisisiRadio @OceanFmIreland @AstronomyIRL @apod @AstronomyMag pic.twitter.com/Sx9zfcNEuT
— ☆avril☆📷 (@avrilglavinegan) February 27, 2023
Also known as Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights are usually best viewed in regions closer to the Arctic.
Alan O’Reilly from Carlow Weather says there is another opportunity to see it over Ireland tonight, but cloud cover could spoil it for many people:
“It’s always very tricky trying to predict the Northern Lights but there is certainly a chance again tonight. Best chance is once it gets dark but really after 9pm up to around 11pm.”
“But it can vary a little bit. But you’re going to want to look north, get away from any street lights or town lights. Really the best chance is with a long exposure capture on your camera.”