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A magical Aurora Australis seen from Auckland

Another major G3 level (KP7) geomagnetic storm has hit the planet in the last 12 hours. The plasma cloud driven by a vigorous 700 km/sec + solar wind disturbed the magnetosphere.

The result being a breath-taking Aurora Australis seen from the upper North Island captured by photography Larryn Rae.

Aurora Australis captured by photography Larryn Rae from Shadow & Shade.

Geomagnetic index showing a major spikes from late 4th into 5th November NZT.


The heightened space weather is currently a feature of an intense new solar cycle which is now 2 years into its 11 yearlong event. To keep up to date and read more about space weather, check out our webpage with past events and a video explainer from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.



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