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Solar Minimum and the Aurora

Solar Minimum and the Aurora

The solar cycle swings between solar maximum and solar minimum and for the past few years we have been in the peak of that cycle. Over the last 12 months or so however, the sun has well and truly moved into its less active period – known as solar minimum… Read more →
Aurora Timelapse Tasmania – October 7-8 2015

Aurora Timelapse Tasmania – October 7-8 2015

I am still amazed by the light show from October 7-8 2015. I have put together the following timelapse, which is basically a sequence of images covering almost all of the activity from late on October 7 and going right through to around 3:00am on the morning of October 8… Read more →
Aurora Tasmania October 7-8 2015

Aurora Tasmania October 7-8 2015

I have been chasing the southern lights for a few years now and last week, on the night of October 7-8, witnessed the most beautiful display of the aurora in Tasmania I have ever seen. Simply beautiful. A very strong arc was visible when I arrived at Nine Pin Point, about an hour south of Hobart, and over the next 6 or 7 hours I witnessed amazing beams, curtains and general aurora goodness… Read more →
What a night of aurora photography!

What a night of aurora photography!

Well last night was an absolute epic night of aurora photography! I wasn’t really expecting a show but as usual I checked my app after dinner only to see that the Bz was sitting pretty at -20 and a sighting was basically guaranteed… Read more →
Southern Lights Tasmania 2014: South Arm April 21

Southern Lights Tasmania 2014: South Arm April 21

Southern Lights Tasmania 2014 – this year has been a little light on for great displays of the aurora australis, but over the past couple of weeks we have been treated to two. I missed the first one – mistakenly looking at the clouds and going to bed… Read more →
Aurora Australis Timelapse Mt Wellington Feb 23~24 2014

Aurora Australis Timelapse Mt Wellington Feb 23~24 2014

Here is a series of images taken from 11:01 to 12:36 overnight (Feb 23~24 2014) of a nicely shimmering Aurora Australis. There are numerous satellites and/or shooting stars, a few flybys of a helicopter with it’s search light on – I have no idea if it was some kind of drill, or if they were out seriously searching for someone – and even a tripod bump half way through… Read more →
Aurora Australis – The One That Got Away…

Aurora Australis – The One That Got Away…

The last two nights will be remembered as the one that got away – in terms of photographing the Aurora in Tasmania that is… For the past two days aurora alerts have been coming thick and fast, but mostly during daylight hours, and when night came thick cloud prevented viewing the lights across most of Tasmania… Read more →
New Book! The Aurora Chasers Handbook

New Book! The Aurora Chasers Handbook

There is a brand new book, “The Aurora Chasers Handbook” which is out now, just in time for Christmas all about Tasmania’s magnificent southern lights, the Aurora Australis! The book is 96 pages and features the photographs of many Tasmanian landscape photographers, as well as great information explaining the phenomenon that is the aurora, including when and where to see the aurora in Tasmania, what causes the aurora and why we have been seeing it relatively frequently over the past 18 months or so… Read more →
Aurora Australis 2013, Lauderdale & South Arm Tasmania

Aurora Australis 2013, Lauderdale & South Arm Tasmania

It has been FAR too long since the last time I photographed the Aurora Australis, but last night (September 24th) there was finally some action and I did the midnight dash – thermals, headtorch, camera bags and tripod – and out the door… I took off towards South Arm, which is a well known place to view the aurora australis near Hobart… Read more →
Aurora Australis Photography Exhibition & Festival Hobart

Aurora Australis Photography Exhibition & Festival Hobart

Anyone interested in the night sky in general and Aurora Australis photography in particular should make time next month (August 2~22) to visit the Aurora Australis Festival at the Signal Station Cafe on Mt Nelson. The festival includes a 3 week exhibition of Aurora Australis photography, taken by over 20 local Tasmanian photographers… Read more →