GALLERY Aurora Borealis Over Ireland - 08 October 2012

NOAA's Aurora Forecast

Parts of Ireland were treated to a rare Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) display on Monday night, as a result of a coronal mass ejection (CME) impacting Earth's magnetic field. 

The impact sparked a moderate (Kp=6) geomagnetic storm and Northern Lights in Ireland as far south as Mayo, Galway and Dublin.

The Northern Lights display coincided with a major outburst of Draconid meteors, which had been reported by The Canadian Meteor Orbit Radar (CMOR) on Monday afternoon.

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The aurora borealis as seen from County Louth by Shane Murphy
Northern Lights along with a Dracoid Meteor, as photographed in North Dublin by TMT's Ian Carruthers this evening.
TMT's Ian Carruthers points in the direction of the Aurora which were visible to the north.

Another classy pic from Conor Ledwith. Conor captured last night's Northern Lights Display from Cushlough Bay in County Mayo.
Northern Lights were visible from Laois. Image Yvonne McNamara
The Aurora Borealis (the Northern Lights) visible over Galway on Monday night as a green glow near the horizon, photographed at the Spiddal windfarm. Also visible also is a Draconid Meteor. Image by John Smyth
The Northern Lights as seen from Donegal this evening by Rita Wilson Photography
Aurora Borealis over Clew Bay, Co. Mayo. Photo taken at 10PM from Carramore Strand, Louisburgh, Co Mayo. Image by Kerstin Hellmann.
Ardbraccan in Co Meath. Image Jonathan Fitzpatrick
Closer to the Arctic Circle, Zoltan Kenwell from Alberta, Canada, captured the Northern Lights early on Monday morning.
Meanwhile, Damien Stenson Photography captured this magical scene close to the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare.
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