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Pics: Want to see the Northern Lights? Keep your eyes on the sky over the next few nights

This cloudy weather isn’t helping though!

EVERYBODY IS BEING advised to keep one eye on the sky tonight as the Northern Lights may be visible across Ireland.

David Moore from Astronomy Ireland told TheJournal.ie that this is very unusual for this time of the year but added that a display on Monday night was “the top one of the year so far”.

These photos of the Aurors Borealis were posted on Twitter over the past two night:

Moore added, “There have been several sun shots exploding recently, we can see the explosion happening so we then know when there’s a good chance of an aurora.

“A huge surge has to come in for it to be visible as far south as Ireland.

If it does die away don’t expect that is it over, it comes in waves or could stay all night long.

“The problem this time of year is the sky doesn’t get completely dark.”

He also added that clouds can hamper the displays in Ireland and the Met Office is forecasting “mostly cloudy weather tonight with outbreaks of rain”.

The Aurora alert page in Ireland which tweets when the Northern Lights maybe visible also expressed concern about the cloudy weather this evening:

However Moore added, “We would be recommending everybody to watch the northern sky, not just tonight but over the next couple of nights right the way through to the weekend.”

Read: Seen in Ireland: Gorgeous pictures of the Northern Lights>

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