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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 at Cradle Mountain

I have prepared a short aurora timelapse video, this time from Cradle Mountain. The footage is from the night of Saturday November 15, 2014 and the images were captured right smack bang in the middle of the 7 day Cradle Mountain and Freycinet photography workshop which I run with Michael Snedic each November. This means...Read More

Night Sky Photography Workshop at Cradle Mountain

Lightning has struck twice! During last weeks night sky photography workshop at Cradle Mountain the Aurora australis came out to play (admittedly it was a somewhat weak aurora but nevertheless it was there…) The reason I say lightning has struck twice is because in March 2013, during the seven day Tasmanian photography workshop I run...Read More

Southern Lights Tasmania – Cradle Mountain!

Something wonderful happened on Saturday November 9 2013 – the aurora australis, or southern lights, made an impromptu guest appearance! As luck would have it I was up at Cradle Mountain, doing some tour planning for Leatherwood Tasmania Tours. As it turned out the show was quite brief, and the best part of the show...Read More