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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

Tessellated Pavement Aurora

Well I got my wish! On my most recent blog post just a couple of days ago I commented it would be nice to get another aurora sometime soon and last night the numbers looked good, and the sky relatively clear so I packed and took off for Eaglehawk Neck for another crack at catching...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

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

Aurora Australis at Freycinet, Tasmania

I just had the most amazing photographic experience of my life… Myself & Michael Snedic run a 7 day Tasmanian photography workshop and on Sunday night (March 17), right in the middle of our workshop, we all experienced and photographed the wonderful Southern Lights, or Aurora Australis. Anyone who has been regularly visiting my website...Read More