Great Southern Land

in #photofeed4 years ago (edited)

The aurora australis or southern lights light up the night sky while looking down over the Great Lake of Tasmania's Central Plateau which resides at an elevation of 1,036 m (3,398 feet) and provides a clear view looking south to the pole. The phenomenon is sparked by electrically-charged electrons and protons accelerating down the Earth's magnetic field lines and colliding with neutral atoms in the upper atmosphere. Green aurora tend to occur at altitudes from 100 to 250 km by oxygen atoms emitting light at 557.7 nano-metres. Red aurora are less common and form around 200 to 500 km from oxygen atoms emitting light at 630 nm. Tasmania, Australia. The milky way and a shooting shooting star in there for good measure. Feel free to ask any questions about the shot.


If you want to see a post I did about the "true" colours in an Aurora and white balance settings on your camera you can see it here

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so cool! :o

I must go there some day

es una belleza boreal

Just went to the Griffith Observatory with my girl and her aunt and saw the movie about this in their planetarium. Really great stuff!

Thanks. Very cool to get to the observatory.

very nice so thought full of you to share thankyou

Too beautiful! Can I ask what camera are you using? thanks ahead. :)

I used a Canon 6D for this with a Samyang 24mm f1.4 lens.

Awesome! thanks bro :) I have a planning switching from nikon to canon someday. thanks!

Nikon cameras are probably out in front at the moment . The D750 would be the equivalent of the 6D 6DmkII series .

Yah! I heard it with my friend too. :) I'm saving up to buy Canon early next year but haven't decided what model. hehe thanks bro!

The Canons are good. I have used a lot of them.

So cosmic view that I can’t believe it’s on Earth

Is is beautiful to watch.

Aurora Borealis is amazing! Such a lovely colors! I have an opportunity to watch it while we're in Yellowknife and that's one of the best thing I've ever saw! Thank you for your photograph, it remind me of that moment , especially it's information.

Yellowknife is a great place to watch it ! I would like to get up there one day.

Yes, so true! I recommend you to go, It's a nice place to visit :)

So many places to visit !

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It looks just amazing!

So beautiful, I would like to witness that in person.

It is lovely to see in person.

I was so mesmerized by this photo! It has this majestic and mythical aura which makes it more captivating to the viewers.

I agree with you! Would love to have the opportunity to witness it. I bet it would be totally awesome.

Jaw-dropped This is insanely beautiful @intrepidphotos

It looks like aurora from the sky. Ugh! Can't get over it

I know right?It's so breathtakingly beautiful! It would be nice to witness this kind of phenomenon with your special someone.

Amazing! i have never seen image like this :o

Thanks. It is a beautiful spectacle to watch.

Such a scenic view ,looks great.

my words are less to describe this picture :)

maasyaa Allah very beautiful

Espectacular imagen, buen encuadre y buena composición...

Gracias. Aprecie su apoyo.

Just woow, what a unique opportunity that you had there, I'm happy for you :)

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howdy there intrepidphotos! I'm shocked because I've never heard of the Southern Lights and didn't know there was such a thing. All I've ever heard about are the Northern Lights seen in Canada so this is amazing.

The picture is stunning!

Thanks. Yes the southern lights are just as prevalent as the northern lights. Just less places to see them from outside of Antarctica.

they're amazing. thanks so much for the explanation!

Such a beautiful view. Thanks for posting!

auroras very nice things
thanks for sharing..

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