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Night Sky Timelapse in Tasmania

I put together this night sky timelapse of some shots I took last night in pursuit of the aurora – I missed out on the highlight of the show sadly, but was ever hopeful despite some major clouds. I started shooting with the thought in mind that maybe the clouds would part and a booming pink and red aurora would appear but alas it was not to be… There are 4 scenes in the timelapse below. Keep an eye out for the moonbow which appears in the first couple of seconds!

Here are a couple of stills of the moonbow, with a glimmer of green slipping through the cracks in the cloud.

Southern lights and moonbow Tasmania from the night sky timelapse

Southern lights and moonbow. One of the stills from the night sky timelapse above. Overnight November 10-11 2014

Southern lights and moonbow Tasmania

Southern lights and moonbow Tasmania

I only managed one minor diffuse burst of pink beams from behind the clouds…

The southern lights over Tasmania's D'Entrecasteaux Chanel last night

The southern lights over Tasmania’s D’Entrecasteaux Chanel last night

…before the show was mostly hidden again…

Only a hint of green penetrated the dark grey clouds late last night

Only a hint of green penetrated the dark grey clouds late last night

While it was a shame to have missed out on a nice clear show, it was good to be chasing the aurora again. There is currently a fairly active sunspot in a good position on the sun in regards to potentially more auroras in the days ahead – fingers crossed!

 

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