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Bay of Fires Night Sky & Aurora Photo Shoot

Bay of Fires Night Sky & Aurora Photo Shoot

Saturday March 17, 2018

The Bay of Fires at night can be just as spectacular as it is by day! Here are some photos from a couple of night sky shoots in the area over the last few years, including a cloudy aurora from April 2017.

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The aurora made a cloud-obscured appearance over the Bay of Fires on April 4, 2017

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Aurora photos shoot in the Bay of Fires, April 4, 2017

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The aurora starts to fade over Tasmania’s east coast.

On another visit just this month, we weren’t lucky enough to capture an aurora but the clouds stayed away allowing for a great night under the stars.

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The “Emu” rises. An aboriginal interpretation of the night sky sees the Milky Way as an emu. Can you see the emu rising over the east coast? It’s head is the “coal sack” – the dark area near the soutrhern cross and around half its body is above the horizon in this image, which was captured right on dusk over Scamander. There is more info on the Emu constellation story here.

And this one is a half moon reflecting in a pool of water in the Binalong Bay area.

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Dusk at Binalong Bay, with half a moon reflecting is a shallow pool of water.

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