Northern Lights Dublin Friday 24 May 2013 - Wholesome Ireland - Irish Food & Parenting Blog

Northern Lights in Dublin

This is a super quick post, I literally just took this shot only 10 minutes ago and I want to go to bed!

However my good friend Kathryn Marsh sent me a text a short while ago to say she had spotted the Northern Lights in Dublin and this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to catch them so far south.

In the dark I grabbed my decent camera, stuck it on Auto and shot with the flash off.  This is the best picture I caught.Northern Lights Dublin Friday 24 May 2013 - Wholesome Ireland - Irish Food & Parenting Blog

Have you managed to see them? Did you get a picture? Do please let me know. I am beyond thrilled to get this shot!

  • IrishMum

    Wow! I didn’t think that could happen. Amazing!

    • http://wholesomeireland.com/ Wholesome Ireland

      I’m over the moon! What a special moment in time.

  • kathryn

    They appeared one night just as the Dublin commuter train came in at 6.00 – station car park came to a complete halt as all the jaws dropped simultaneously!

    • http://wholesomeireland.com/ Wholesome Ireland

      I’d say they did. My only regret is that I wasn’t up in Naul because I’d rather a shot over the Mournes!

      • kathryn

        Yes – wondered whether to risk jumping in the car and heading up to Four Knocks

        • http://wholesomeireland.com/ Wholesome Ireland

          It’s gone now but if we get it tomorrow (slim chance given the forecast) I’ll be heading up to the out-law’s. Will buzz you if I do!

  • kathryn

    Sign up for NASA sunspot and aurora information and they tell you when a CME’s heading our way – There’s an aurora halo predictor

    • http://wholesomeireland.com/ Wholesome Ireland

      Great idea. Thank you. Mind you I get little enough sleep as it is!

  • kathryn

    Sorry – didn’t say where – spaceweather.com

  • kathryn

    A different sky show the last two nights – noctilucent clouds just after sunset. No sign of them tonight though

    • http://wholesomeireland.com/ Wholesome Ireland

      I’ve been working late both nights so didn’t get a chance to get out with the camera. Maybe tonight.