Spectacular spectacular

Last night granted us the gift of the most impressive aurora we have seen since our arrival in Antarctica – a slight glow half-hidden in clouds erupted within minutes to form a dazzling display that filled the sky.  Huge arcs of green stretched across the stars while a shifting, twisting veil hung mesmerisingly to the south.   This lasted for around 15 minutes before fading  – although I was too slow to get my camera into position to capture this enourmous display, the slowly morphing remains and several distinct bands lasted for the next few hours before fading with the pre-dawn glow.

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2 Responses to “Spectacular spectacular”

  1. Anzel Says:

    Hey there

    These aurora photos are some of the most beautiful I have ever seen – who can I negotiate with to get a jpeg – it would make a stunning portrait
    Sheesh why can’t my view look like this?!

  2. Ross Hofmeyr Says:

    Thanks, Anzel. If you email me at wildmedic gmail dot com I’ll send you a high-res copy to enjoy at your leisure.

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