Australia's Answer To The Northern Lights Is So Much Better Than We Imagined


If you need another reason to book that holiday to Australia, the Southern hemisphere’s Aurora Australis might just be it.

Let us introduce you to the cosmic light display that was so bright this week in Tasmania, amateur photographers in the island state were able to capture strikingly beautiful photos of the coloured night sky.

@AuroraAddicts fab southern lights tonight in #Hobart #tasmania #auroraaustralis

— §creamy (@SussanSays) October 4, 2016

The Aurora Australis occurs when the magnetosphere is disturbed by solar wind, releasing a burst of magnetic fields into space.

As a rule of thumb the further south and away from urban areas, with light pollution, the better your chances of seeing an aurora are.

If you’re in Southern Australia, you can check the hourly aurora forecast to plan your night-time activities.

Cosmic rainbows light up the sky as #AuroraAustralis visits #Tasmania

— Atul Yadav (@atulaugust) October 28, 2016

What a show we had last night! Naked eye visibility of #AuroraAustralis over #Hobart #Tasmania pics from Mt Wellington more at my website.

— Flame of Fire Foto (@flameoffirefoto) October 26, 2016

She's back! The #AuroraAustralis was dancing in Tassie last night: #discovertasmania #seeaustralia

— Discover Tasmania (@tasmania) October 26, 2016

Husband is also a hunter - though of #Aurora not #supernatural things. Last nights prey in pic #AuroraAustralis @bradphippsnz

— MPG (@sciencegal_NZ) October 26, 2016

Aaaand - still pumping!
Big naked eye beams and washing ripples & pillars #auroraaustralis #Tasmania #beams

— Vince Taskunas (@VinceTaskunas) October 25, 2016

10mins ago, what a beauty! #auroraaustralis #tasmania

— §creamy (@SussanSays) October 25, 2016

The #AuroraAustralis, or southern lights, has dazzled the night #sky in #Tasmania. 📷: @ffourie

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