There's a strong chance the Northern Lights will be visible above Ireland this weekend 2 months ago

There's a strong chance the Northern Lights will be visible above Ireland this weekend

If luck is on our side, the whole of Ireland could get to witness it.

The Northern Lights may be visible over Ireland this weekend in a rare treat for Irish stargazers.

Editor of Astronomy Ireland magazine, David Moore, has said there's a good chance people in Ireland will be able to see the lights in the sky this weekend.

The Northern Lights, according to Service Aurora, are "an incredible light show caused by collisions between electrically charged particles released from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere and collide with gases such as oxygen and nitrogen."

They are normally seen around the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres but Moore believes that this weekend they will be visible here.

“We are expecting a display of the Northern Lights over the North Pole that will extend as far south as Ireland,” Moore told the Irish Independent.

“We expect to be able to see it at least from the north coast possibly from the whole of Ireland but you will need a clear northern horizon to see what is an incredible natural event,” he warned.

Met Éireann has said that Saturday night will have partly clear skies so if the lights are visible, you should have a decent chance of spotting them.