We folks in the Northern
Hemisphere are not the only
ones able to view the aurora.
On November 24, 2001,
a geomagnetic outburst
allowed people Down Under
to take some excellent
photographs of the Aurora
Here is just a sampling.......
The above photos were taken by Darren Osborne,
of Canberra, Australia. Here is how
described that evening to Spaceweather.com:
"My wife and I were driving home at 11.30
pm when she
noticed something unusual from the passenger
seat. We pulled off to the
side of the road and there was the most
amazing sight -- auroras over Australia."
Photo Details: Minolta SLR, Kodak 400
exposure time 20-30 seconds.
Mr. Osborne has a web site of his own that
beautiful sky and space photography.
You may visit
Ian Cooper of New Zealand also saw the Southern
that evening. Here are some of his photos:
More of Mr. Cooper's camera artistry may be
Astronomical Society web site,
Background music: "What
a Wonderful World" -- Louis Armstrong