The Northern Lights

Northern Lights
Image courtesy of Inishowen Tourism

The sun has a “heartbeat” every 11 years or so — known as the solar cycle — and when it erupts charged particles blast into space and are sucked into the North Pole.

These explosions react with the earth’s atmosphere, sparking great swathes of coloured light.

Between now and the equinox in March is being tipped as the best opportunity in Ireland for more than ten years. Popular spots for viewing the Nothern Lights in Donegal include Ballyliffin and Malin Head.

Read: Wild Aurora Camping in Donegal

For more information contact: Inishowen Tourism

Tel: +353 (0)74 936 2600



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