SKY-GAZERS LEFT IN DARK AFTER NORTHERN LIGHTS NO-SHOW

first_imgThe Northern Lights captured by Rory Adam Porter.Sky-gazers were left disappointed after traveling from across Ireland to see the spectacular Northern Lights above Donegal at the weekend.An alert was put out that the aurora borealis or Northern Lights would be visible in the skies over Donegal and the North-West.The amazing dancing lights, normally only seen around the Arctic Circle, were expected to move further south between Thursday and Saturday. NASA and Astronomy Ireland were among groups and organisations who alerted the pubic to the natural phenomenon.Hundreds of people travelled from across Ireland including Dublin and Roscommon to catch a glimpse of the lights.But they were left hugely disappointed when the lights failed to materialise.The lights went dim when ejections from the sun slowed down and the earth’s magnetic field pulled all the light Northwards back towards the Arctic Circle. One disappointed light-hunter travelling around Malin Head in Co Donegal tweeted “The only lights I can see are the headlights of other cars looking for the Northern Lights.”Veteran Northern Lights gazer and photographer Adam Rory Porter said he met lots of people in Donegal who were extremely disappointed.“It is not an exact science and even people in NASA were quite confident of a good lights display in more southern skies.“I met a lot of people who had traveled from down south hoping to sees the lights but it was just not meant to be.“I felt so guilty because I had been reading these forecasts from NASA and it looked like there was a good chance of seeing the lights but the ejections from the sun just slowed down. “The reality is that if you want to be almost guaranteed to see the Northern Lights then you have to travel to Iceland or Norway and that’s quite expensive.“It took me five or six warnings to see the lights myself but it was certainly worth waiting for,” he said.The aurora borealis occurs when highly charged electrons from the solar wind interact with elements in the Earth’s atmosphere leaving amazing light shows of various colours.SKY-GAZERS LEFT IN DARK AFTER NORTHERN LIGHTS NO-SHOW was last modified: January 13th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:adam rory porterdonegalNASAnorthern lightslast_img read more

GAA: FOUR MASTERS GAA CLUB NEWS

first_imgFour Masters G.A.A. ClubThe first draw of the 2012/2013 Annual Lotto starting with a jackpot of €1,100 will take place next Monday July16th. New members are welcome with entry forms are available from Sean Dunnion (087) 2300735, Maeve Espey (086) 8730610 and Paul Timoney (087) 2791305 or play online at www.fourmasters.donegal.gaa.ieTicket orders for the Ulster Senior Football Championship Final should be placed with Sean Dunnion (087) 2300735 or Paul Timoney (087) 2791305 not later than 12.00 noon this Thursday July 12th. Club Members and all Donegal Supporters locally are requested to support the County Team Training Fund Draw that was launched recently. Tickets are now on sale @ €5.00 per ticket or 3 for €10.00 from committee members. The Club will be holding a Bucket Collection on behalf of CLG Dhun na nGall on Saturday July 21st in the Diamond. This collection which is being held county-wide on the day before the Ulster Final will help finance the completion of the development of the Centre of Excellence in Convoy so please give generously.  The Kellogg’s GAA Cul Camps will be hosted by the Club in Tir Conaill Park with the football being a 5-day camp from Monday July 23rd to Friday July 27th and the Hurling & Camogie a 3-day camp from Tuesday August 7th to Thursday August 9th for boys and girls aged 6 – 13 years. Discount available for families with more than one child attending. Discount also available for children wishing to attend both camps. For further information please contact: John Joe O’ Shea (087) 7959924, Noel Ward (087) 8251408, Deborah Dunnion (087) 9860192 or any Bord na nOg underage team manager. You can register or get more information atwww.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie GAA: FOUR MASTERS GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: July 10th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA: FOUR MASTERS GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more