Aurora Australis over Victoria by Caitlin Gordon.

aurora-australis-dataAn amazing natural display of light has been captured in a series of images taken by a photographer in eastern Victoria.
Caitlin Gordon spotted the pink curtains of light from the Aurora Australis from a farm just outside Traralgon.
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“I thought it was actually some light reflecting from nearby power stations at first until I saw it on the camera,” she told ABC Gippsland.
The phenomenon is caused when electrically charged electrons and protons accelerate down the Earth’s magnetic field lines and collide with neutral atoms in the upper atmosphere — usually about 100 kilometres above the Earth, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.
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via Aurora Australis: Photographer captures amazing natural lightshow over Victoria – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).

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