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Aurora Australis: Solar Flares Cause Stunning 'Southern Lights' Show Over Tasmania

22/12/2015 09:58 GMT | Updated 22/12/2015 09:59 GMT

A massive solar flare stuck the Earth's atmosphere a few days ago transforming the skyline of Tasmania with a display of aurora australis so powerful that even people living in the island's main city were able to see the show.

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The stunning light show completely transformed the night sky into a ceiling of bright colours - a result of the Earth being bombarded by solar winds.

It was one of the most impressive displays on record with the high altitude colours of red and green shining through even the strongest of light pollution.