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The Southern Lights, Tasmania

Despite something of a lull since July, the Southern Lights have been quite active in Tasmania over the past 18 months. Predicting the southern lights, or Aurora Australis, is very difficult at the best of times but an actively flaring sun is the key. Resurgence in solar activity In the past few weeks the sun...Read More

Is solar maximum 2013 over?

There has been a dearth of solar activity the past couple of months leading one to wonder if solar maximum 2013 has come to a premature end. 2013 was meant to be the peak of the current cycle, and there have been some stunning displays of the aurora australis in Tasmania this year (eg March...Read More