Featured photo © Daragh McDonough @DonegalMaps
Aurora borealis fans were treated to a subtle display in the night sky over Donegal last night.
Patient photographers in Donegal and along the north coast caught glimpses of the aurora following a moderate geomagnetic storm this week.
The display was much weaker than the solar storm of February, which sent dancing red and green lights across the horizon.
Nonetheless, local photographer Daragh McDonough caught the stunning night scene (pictured above) at Rosguill, Downings on Tuesday night.
The aurora borealis is more commonly seen in far northern latitudes, but when there are strong Coronal Mass Ejections, they can be seen from Ireland and the UK. Following an extremely rare fast CME on the other side of the sun, recorded on March 13th, the aurora hunting community is hoping for another display tonight.