Donegal skywatchers may be in for a treat tonight as there is a possibility that the northern lights will be visible.
The dancing lights only appear when geomagnetic storms occur.
Geomagnetic storms are disturbances in Earth’s magnetic field that can result in many hours of vibrant auroras both at high latitudes and low latitudes.
While scientists cannot predict precisely when a storm will occur, it is possible to predict when a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) or high speed solar wind stream will sweep past Earth’s magnetic field, creating the conditions that cause geomagnetic storms.
There is a chance that the northern lights will be visible when it gets dark later this evening and tonight with activity again on the rise. If stats hold up there may be a decent display.
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