Great Southern Land
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 https://steempeak.com/photofeed/@intrepidphotos/crooked-river-aurora
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