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)
Throwback Thursday – Northern Irish Northern Lights
Here are some photographs which were shared on Facebook by BBC weatherman Barra Best.
Wow what an amazing sight. Well done to all who braved the elements to go out and capture these beautiful photographs. Let us know if you saw the Northern lights from where you are.