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“During the strongest geomagnetic storm in the last decade, we in Tasmania missed the height of it on Mar 17 due to complete cloud cover,” says Sophie. “We got the consolation prize the next night though and this photo was taken at 9:40 AEDT at Howden, near Hobart.”
Sophie Fazackerley took this image of the aurora australis over Hobart, Tasmania on 15 March, 2015.
“The range of colours was amazing, but they soon changed to mainly greens on the horizon with an interesting auroral form called a ‘patch’ – looking like a bright green cloud in the sky, and a proton arc to the right of the photo,” she said.
Photographer Martin took this image of the aurora australis from Cape Schanck, Victoria.
The aurora australis from the South Island of New Zealand
The aurora australis, taken from Cantebury, New Zealand.
The aurora australis from Dunedin, New Zealand.
The aurora australis taken from Tasmania on 18 March 2015.
The aurora australis from the Mt Nelson signal station, Tasmania.
18 March, 2015. Corinne Le Gall took this image the night after the main solar storm hit, from Jervis Bay, NSW.
The aurora australis from Cape Schanck, Victoria.
The aurora australis, seen from Seven Mile Beach in Tasmania at 2.30 am on the 19th of March.
One of the Expedition 40 crew members aboard the International Space Station recorded this colorful image of Aurora Australis on July 15, 2014. Achernar (just to the right of center) is the brightest and most easily recognizable star in this generally southward view. The orbital outpost was flying at an altitude of 225 nautical miles over a nadir point located at 51.6 degrees south latitude and 110.3 degrees east longitude. Two solar array panels are partially visible in an edge-on angle on the right side of the frame.
“With a bright moon rising (90.7% illumination), the aurora was strong enough to show on the horizon, with faint beams reaching high into the sky. The advantage of moonlight is that it lights up the foreground nicely,” says Sophie.
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