This week at Ballymena Today our throwback Thursday goes all the way back to last year – New years Eve. Any keen photographers will have known that last Thursday night was a brilliant opportunity to catch the Northern Lights, otherwise known as the Aurora Borealis, near some Northern Irish landmarks.
What is it?
The Northern Lights are actually the result of collisions between gaseous particles in the Earth’s atmosphere with charged particles released from the sun’s atmosphere. Variations in colour are due to the type of gas particles that are colliding.(Source)