40 Tweets That Perfectly Captured The Northern Lights Over Ireland And The UK Last Night
An amazing thing to experience!
Last night the Aurora Borealis was active in the skies above Ireland and the UK for a few hours, and people didn't waste any time in getting out there to take some brilliant snaps and timelapses.
The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon that happen when solar particles in the atmosphere begin interacting with the magnetic fields around the Earth. It is extremely unusual that they would be seen so widespread, with most people going to the far north of Scotland or Scandinavia to see them.
Here are 40 tweets from around Ireland and the UK last night that show what a truly magical spectacle those elusive lights are...
We have #aurora coming through the clouds in Cork!— Aurora alert Ireland (@Aurora_ireland) March 6, 2016
Heavy cloud cover in S.Donegal but here's a couple of images of the northern lights I took from outside Ballyshannon pic.twitter.com/I4syaKNnOk— Donna Martin (@DonnaMartin03) March 6, 2016
Settling back a touch, but certainly an epic night all round, great to see so many seeing their first lights as well https://t.co/PAOE8nF7hn— Aurora alert Ireland (@Aurora_ireland) March 6, 2016
Folks it's been an epic night, I hope you all enjoyed the lights and be safe those still out! Oiche Mhaith! pic.twitter.com/7y86tsZzZ5— Aurora alert Ireland (@Aurora_ireland) March 7, 2016
Mother Nature at its best on Mothers Day at Slemish Mountain pic.twitter.com/IRhfMy4UfV— Chris Ibbotson (@ChrisIbbotson11) March 7, 2016
Na gealain thuaidh, rince agus radharc go hálainn, Oiche Mhaith! https://t.co/1Kj0CAFIVN— Aurora alert Ireland (@Aurora_ireland) March 7, 2016