For any enthusiastic astrotourist, heading north to see the aurora borealis, or Northern Lights, is precedence primary. However the different aspect of Earth witnesses its personal celestial spectacle. You’ll must enterprise far beneath the equator to be awestruck by the Southern Lights, a blinding gentle present worthy of pursuit.
The aurora australis, a luminous phenomenon attributable to disturbances in Earth’s magnetosphere, paints the night time skies above Chile, Argentina, Tasmania, New Zealand, and Antartica every year from March by way of September. At a scientific degree, each the northern and southern lights are the results of electrically charged photo voltaic particles coming into contact with gases within the environment like oxygen and nitrogen. However to the bare eye the multi-chromatic show is pure magic.
In case your sense of journey results in you go to the southern hemisphere for a glimpse of the occasion in individual, head for Queenstown, New Zealand; Mount Wellington, Tasmania; Victoria, Australia; or Antartica, and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
Pictures of aurora australis, or the Southern Lights
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