Wow-rora Borealis in Inishowen
THE Northern Lights are
once-again gracing the skies above Inishowen and
intrepid local photographers like Adam Porter are
out there snapping them up.
Adam's kp6+ photo is from the ruins at Linsfort
church, Desertegney, Buncrana late last night.
People across Ireland
and and Europe enjoyed a rare glimpse of the
Northern Lights last night.
The display is caused when electrons and protons are
thrown from the sunís atmosphere and are blown
towards the earth by solar winds. Some particles
enter the earthís atmosphere and collide with gas
particles giving the colourful dancing light
Traditionally the best places to see the lights are
near the north pole such as Iceland and Norway but
Ireland and particularly northern areas of the
country have been enjoying such displays for the
past couple of years.