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The aurora of May 11 2024

Oh what a night! The aurora of May 11 2024 was an incredible night under the southern lights not just in Tasmania but all over the world. In the week leading up to May 11, a major sunspot on the sun fired off multiple major (X-class) flares in succession, leading astronomers to predict a very...Read More

Southern Lights August 2017

The southern lights have been a little few and far between lately – and by “lately”, I mean the past year or two… This is not unexpected or surprising, as we are now well into solar minimum, so solar activity is low and the aurora is less frequent. The aurora is still appearing periodically, but...Read More