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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

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. What is the Solar Cycle?...Read More

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. The “super” aurora – Oct...Read More

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...Read More

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. After somewhat hastily (and hopefully not too rudely!) excusing ourselves from a...Read More

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. It seems the clouds cleared soon after...Read More

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...Read More

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...Read More

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. My image...Read More