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Enticing southern lights

Ben Domensino, Friday June 16, 2017 - 12:28 EST

The Aurora Australis may be visible from Australia's southern latitudes tonight.

Particles emitted from the sun are on track to interact with Earth's atmosphere tonight and may cause the southern lights to be visible from Australia.

The best chance to catch a glimpse of the aurora will be after midnight from Tasmania, away from the light pollution of major towns and cities.

Unfortunately, there will be some cloud about the state tonight and the moon will rise above the horizon to the east of Tasmania shortly before midnight. These factors may make photographing the Aurora Australis tricky.

Despite these challenging conditions and typical chill of a winter's night, Australia's passionate aurora chasers will be out in hopes of witnessing the phenomenon.

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2017

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