Southern Lights

On the 160th anniversary of the Carrington Event, the biggest solar storm ever recorded, we were blessed with a visit from Aurora Australis here in New Zealand. Nothing like the power of the phenomena in September 1859, it was nevertheless, a beautiful sight. Those down in the deep south saw the best of it, but here in North Canterbury, this is what we saw. I am so lucky that I can take these photos from my front door step, looking due south.

The second photo shows the passage of the International Space Station across the sky. Now that wouldn’t have happened in 1859!

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