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Overland Track Aurora – November 2015

These Overland Track aurora photos were taken back in November 2015, on the first night of my walk down the track with the Cradle Mountain Huts guided walk. The aurora appeared right on dusk, and indeed it was hard to distinguish the aurora from the twilight glow in my first test shots earlier in the...Read More

Wineglass Bay Aurora!

The aurora put on a killer show on December 20 which I am sad to say – I slept through… Having missed a big one I watched the numbers like a hawk on December 21 and decided there was still enough in it to warrant a trip up the east coast to attempt a Wineglass...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 Chasing Tasmania – Eaglehawk Neck

August 26 was a goodnight for aurora chasing in Tasmania – perfectly clear skies, and a negative Bz lead to the appearance of the southern lights over Eaglehawk Neck and the beautiful Tessellated Pavements. Aurora Chasing Tasmania – The Southern Lights The afternoon began with regular checks on the strength of the Solar Wind, and...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 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 in Tasmania

On the night of September 3 2012 we were treated to a mesmerizing display of the aurora australis in Tasmania, the southern lights. The aurora was low on the southern horizon, dancing just below the familiar stars of the Southern Cross – which puts a nice Southern Hemisphere stamp on this event which is far more commonly...Read More