The Harris Tweed® Journal

Fir Chlis

6th March

Last week the northern lights spent a couple of fine nights dancing around our skies. Aurora Borealis (or ‘Fir Chlis’ in Gaelic) was the name given to the phenomenon in 1619 by Galileo Galilei, an Italian astronomer, after the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora, and the Greek god of the north wind Boreas.

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Harris Tweed Northern Lights Aurora Borealis

Harris Tweed Northern Lights Aurora Borealis

Northern lights photograph by Heb360 Tours
Fabric photograph by HTA

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