Australian Antarctic Division Macquarie Island Modernisation Project Manager, Adrian Young, will travel to the sub-Antarctic island on Australias icebreaker, Aurora Australis
, today, with a team from Tasmanian business Sky Avenue Photography and Design.
Known as aurora borealis, or the Northern Lights, in the northernhemisphere, they go by aurora australis
, or the Southern Lights, in the southern hemisphere.
Canberra: The southern most points of Australia and New Zealand have been treated to an extraordinary spectacle as unusually colourful Aurora Australis
lights swept across the skies.
Airline passengers bound for the Antarctic Circle couldn't help but gawk at the Aurora Australis
, which put on a spectacular show last Friday.
I also enjoyed reading about auroras and was pleased to see the inclusion of a short paragraph about the Aurora Australis
as it is often neglected in favour of the well known Northern Lights.
The ice from icebreaker Aurora Australis
was tested for mercury, and DNA and proteins from sea ice microorganisms were analyzed.
Harmonic produced this show exclusively for NASA TV UHD, using time-lapses shot from the International Space Station, showing both the Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis
phenomena that occur when electrically charged electrons and protons in the Earth's magnetic field collide with neutral atoms in the upper atmosphere.
The Aurora Australis
icebreaker ran aground in a Wednesday storm and suffered a breach in its hull, Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) said.
Previous expeditions had been unable to get close to the glacier due to heavy ice, but Rintoul said the weather had held for the Aurora Australis
icebreaker and a team of scientists and technicians from the Australian Antarctic Division and other bodies.
Lighting his path are the stars, a sliver of moon and the faint green glow of the aurora australis
, the southern lights.
The lights are also seen above the South Pole, where it is called Aurora Australis
A helicopter from the Chinese icebreaker was able to ferry the passengers from the Russian ship to the Australian icebreaker Aurora Australis