Aurora australis swings into action turning the southern skies into a shimmering kaleidoscope of colors that was seen by many, including those as far north as Kiama on the New South Wales southern coastline. The infamous light show in the sky is rarely seen much further north than Tasmania.
The natural electrical phenomenon was sparked by a massive solar storm that occured on Sunday which hurtled solar particles toward earth. Auroras are caused by an interaction between charged particles from the sun and atoms within the earths atmosphere high in the sky.
There is a chance that mother nature may turn on the show again tonight, you know where we will be – Wildside!
YouTube footage from David Finlay of Clear Skies TV
— Rita Finlay (@wccom) March 19, 2015