Aurora Australis appeared last night. Caused by the solar wind sent by the CME (Coronal mass ejection) from the sun.
As the night fell, the clouds gave just enough gaps to see the Aurora Australis becoming brighter and the vertical lines from the aurorae curtain navigating through sideways.
NZT 2017-7-16 23:50 (UTC 2017-7-16 11:50)
It was an exciting start of the night. Multiple sources suggested there could be more aurora.
The clouds became thinner as the moon appeared and some green aurora gloriously glowed on the horizon for hours.
NZT 2017-7-17 02:15 (UTC 2017-7-16 14:15)
NZT 2017-7-17 02:30 (UTC 2017-7-16 14:30)
NZT 2017-7-17 03:15 (UTC 2017-7-16 14:30)
The aurora didn’t get huge as hoped. But it was elegant and bright.
It was a very peaceful night at the quiet winter beach in Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand.
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