Aurora Australis near Alexandra

A few days staying with friends in Alexandra coincided with some increased chatter on the Aurora Australis Facebook page(s), so I headed out of town to find my own piece of dark sky. It turned out that I didn’t need to go that far, with green beams visible to the naked eye pretty much from the time I departed the town lights over the Manuherikia River. Stunning clear skies with a fantastic auroral display complementing the Milky Way nicely.