Aurora Borealis hunters in Donegal welcomed the return of Northern Lights season when a stunning show appeared in the sky last night.
The natural phenomenon was visible over Donegal and Sligo on Sunday night due to strong aurora activity in the Northern Hemisphere.
Photographers rushed out to clear spots of the northwest coast to capture the light show. Green curtains and pillars appeared in the night sky over Creeslough, Falcarragh and other northern areas early last night.
Photographer Hannah Sheridan (@hsheridan93) warmly welcomed the return of the lights as she captured the above photo in Creeslough.
The beauty and strength of the northern lights can vary significantly according to the activity levels and weather conditions.
In Donegal, they can usually be seen best on the north coast, and Ireland’s most northerly point at Inishowen is often an aurora hotspot.
Video images captured by Sarah Sayers at Cluain na d Tor Seaside Nursery & Gardens
Photographers can set their cameras to long exposures to pick up the best of the light and colours.
Aurora observing season lasts from September to mid-April. They may appear again this week, as forecasters have predicted a high probability of catching a glimpse of the show in early November 2018.