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Video: Aurora Australis (Southern Lights) as seen from Lake Tekapo

Just In — has obtained another stunning time-lapse video of the Southern Lights – captured by Fraser Gunn. 

Fraser’s description of the video:  Standing next to Lake Tekapo looking South past the Church of the Good Shepherd at the Southern night sky filled by the aurora australis (Southern Lights) on the 15th July 2012.

This nights aurora offered a very mixed display at times you could only see a glow in the South and at others there were many pillars of light beaming up in the the sky, with both a green and red colour visible with your naked eye.

Please note that the camera is able to gather a lot more light and colour than you can see with your eye simply because of the timed exposure of each image, in this case each exposure was 10 seconds f/2 ISO 3200 and in total 1773 images were taken to make this animation. At the end of the animation you can see the Southern cross in the top right corner. 


Yvonne on 16/07/2012 5:06am

Link to the Otago Daily Times: Aurora puts on spectacular show in Dunedin last night…..

Guest on 16/07/2012 5:03am

Yep, that is a goodie, thanks to Astrophotography for taking the time to create it.

There is also a raft of good Aurora Australis videos available on youtube, taken from Mt John, which is a small mountain right beside Lake Tekapo, a short distance away from Tekapo township. The easiest ways to find these are to go to youtube and enter ‘Aurora Mt John’ in the search box.

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