Aurora borealis dazzles in sky over County Down as Northern Ireland treated to spectacle

The aurora borealis glistened in the sky over Northern Ireland on Wednesday, 13 September.

Across the UK and Ireland, the Northern Lights were visible this week in a stunning display.

The phenomenon was visible in areas of England such as the Lake District and Northumberland, as well as Scotland.

Timelapse footage posted on X/Twitter by @bebornmaverick showed the spectacle, which the user said was taken in Donaghdee in County Down.

“And yes, this is Northern Ireland and not a Scandinavian country,” they said.