Editor's Choice: Photo of the Day

Photographer: Conor McEneaney

Today we feature an incredible and rare image of the Northern Lights over Dundalk Bay by Conor McEneaney. The Northern Lights are caused by gaseous particles in the Earth's atmosphere colliding with charged particles from the sun, creating variations in colour that range from vivid green to purple.

In order for an aurora borealis to be visible from Ireland, a KP5 or KP6 level storm is usually necessary so sightings are rare and typically occur during the winter season. 

Se more amazing Irish landscape photos in Conor McEneaney's gallery.

- Mark Sheils

Founder, Picture Ireland