Northern Lights dazzle Donegal (again!)

Sue Doherty

Reporter:

Sue Doherty

Skies above Donegal were ablaze last night, as predicted, with the eerie green glow of the Northern Lights.

Skies above Donegal were ablaze last night, as predicted, with the eerie green glow of the Northern Lights.

The extraordinary display was brought to us courtesy of a massive solar flare that erupted on Wednesday, resulting in the biggest space weather storm in five years, according to David Moore of Astronomy Ireland.

Kenneth McDonagh of the Donegal Weather Channel said the kp levels, which measure the strength of the solar activity, reached 7 last night over the county, the highest level recorded yet.

Photographers from all over the north west converged on northern Donegal last night, and the fruits of the labour are already emerging

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