AURORA GALLERY

I had seen a good display of the Aurora Australis from Melbourne in April 1981 when the southern horizon was ablaze with an eerie red glow to an altitude of 20o, but I did not have a camera ready to capture it on film. However, since moving to Scotland in 1984 I had not given much thought with aurora photography until 1998 when I saw a weak display in the north over Dundee. Since then, and with the solar maximum in 2000/2001, there have been some spectacular auroral displays captured on emulsion and on silicon (weather permitting of course!!). I'm looking forward to the rising coming solar activity and maximum in 2012-2013 for more aurora adventure.

I was pleasantly delighted to image a rare display from Melbourne on the 11/3/2011 (although widely observed in the northern hemisphere, this I believe is the only report from the southern hemisphere).

Below you will find links to some of my images of displays of the Aurora Borealis and, most recently, the Aurora Australis.

 

YEAR

 
2000

6th-7th April (storm)

2001

31st March-1st April 

11th-12th April (storm)

2002

20th April

10th September 2nd October 

2003

3rd January  21st August  19th-21st September  29th-31st October (storm) 20th-21st November (storm)

2004

10th November

2005

24th August

2011

11th March

 

2012

 

9th March 12th March (storm)

17th June

 

 

2014

 

 

20th February (storm)

2015

7th January (storm) 18th March (extreme storm)

4th November (storm)

7th November

 

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