If you read our guide to seeing the Northern Lights in Ireland last month, then you’ll know that you can find one the greatest shows in the world without boarding a plane.
Over recent years, thanks to strong solar wind activity, explorers have been able to gaze open-mouthed at the magnificent Northern Lights in Ireland.
Since publishing the guide, I’ve fallen into many a Northern Light YouTube wormholes, spending a silly amount of time in the early hours of the morning watching videos from Ireland and across the world.
The Northern Lights in Mayo
A couple of weeks back a friend sent me on the video below, and I’ve stared open-mouthed at it several times since.
Sit back, hit play and let this time lapse warp your mind a little.
About the video
Titled ‘Bloom’ and spectacularly shot by Brian Wilson, this time lapse shows the Northern Lights as seen from Co. Mayo in September 2017.
The video contains 5 hours condensed into 40 seconds, all tied together with inspirational music by Hans Zimmer and Radiohead, Ocean Bloom taken from the BBC series Planet Earth II.
40 seconds of absolute magic.