BREAKING NEWS: NORTHERN LIGHTS VISIBLE OFF DONEGAL

first_imgIT’S a shimmering green and yellow light in the distance – but tonight the Northern Lights are just visible off Donegal.It is by no means the wonderful light show people in Scandanavia can see.But it is an incredible scene nonetheless. Donegaldaily.com reader John Harkin told us: “I was in Ballyliffin this evening and you can make out the northern lights on the horizon.“I know it’s nothing like the pictures you can see on YouTube but it is an incredible sight.“You need to be well away from light pollution and you can just make it out on the horizon but this is the first time I’ve seen it and it is lovely.”Seamus McGlinchey also spotted the northern lights off Culdaff around 8.30pm. He told us: “I brought my telescope and a flask. It was worth the wait and I plan to stay around for a few more hours. There’s a bit of cloud around now so it might not be worth it, but we’ll see.” The sightings come just hours after local astronomer Brendan Alexander said this evening offered the best chance to see the Northern Lights.https://www.donegaldaily.com/2012/01/22/northern-lights-alert-from-donegal-skies/© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldaily Follow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comBREAKING NEWS: NORTHERN LIGHTS VISIBLE OFF DONEGAL was last modified: January 23rd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BREAKING NEWS: NORTHERN LIGHTS VISIBLE OFF DONEGALlast_img read more