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Antarctic Expedition Disrupted After Ship Catches Fire

None of the 109 expeditioners and crew onboard the MPV Everest were hurt when a fire broke out in an engine room, but the beleaguered Antarctic resupply vessel still has 2,000 miles to go in its long journey back home to Australia.Read more...
Tags: Science, Australia, Environment, Antarctica, Exploration, Ships, Antarctic, Aurora Australis, Douglas Mawson, Australian Antarctic Territory, Disaster Accident, Icebird, Australasian Antarctic Expedition, Charlton Clark, Maree Riley, Australian Antarctic Division


An eruption on the sun didn't bring the aurora to Pennsylvania or Oregon this week, but more solar outbursts are expected soon

The sun blows out a coronal mass ejection, February 24, 2015. NASA/GSFC An eruption on the sun's surface sent plasma and charged particles speeding towards Earth this week. Forecasts suggested that this coronal mass ejection would reach our planet late Wednesday as a solar storm that could interfere with radio, GPS, and power grids. The aurora borealis could have appeared from Pennsylvania to Iowa to Oregon as solar particles interacted with the atmosphere. But the solar storm's magnetic f...
Tags: National Weather Service, UK, Science, News, Oregon, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Pennsylvania, Maine, International Space Station, Iowa, Sun, European Space Agency, Michigan


New types of polar lights are upending what we know about the aurora. Amateur scientists and interns made the latest discoveries.

The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) in the sky in Ivalo, Lapland, Finland September 27, 2019. Alexander Kuznetsov/Reuters Scientists, amateur aurora-hunters, and a NASA intern have discovered fascinating new types of aurora in recent years. One new type of aurora revealed curls in Earth's upper atmosphere, and another pointed to a strange magnetic crunch in space. New observations of Jupiter's aurorae have also raised questions about the nature of these lights. Visit Business Insider's h...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Features, Canada, International Space Station, European Space Agency, Norway, Atmosphere, North America, Aurora Borealis, Jupiter, Jennifer Briggs


The dunes are a newly discovered kind of aurora – and we have unseen photos

The Northern Lights are on many people’s bucket lists. The celestial phenomenon occurs in the upper levels of our atmosphere. We’ve long sought explanations for these beautiful lights, and extensive research has come up with many answers. We thought we had it all covered until something strange happened. Recently, in Finland, a scientist discovered a […] The post The dunes are a newly discovered kind of aurora – and we have unseen photos appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Finland, Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Aurora Australis, Dunes, Southern Lights, Dune Formation, Pirjo koski


Weekly Roundup, Friday 25 October, 2019

The glorious emptiness of much of the Scottish highlands is starkly apparent in this picture. See news, below, of our new 2020 Scotland tour. Good morningIt is nearly time to start counting down to Christmas, and certainly time to think about Thanksgiving.  I’m already seeing articles about anticipated Black Friday specials, to say nothing of Cyber Monday too, and am being approached by various companies wondering if I’ll feature their items in any gift giving guides.  How quickly 2019 is pass...
Tags: Travel, Google, New York, London, France, Scotland, Hotels, Milwaukee, Miscellaneous, Cars, Newsletter, Tesla, Chicago, David, Atlantic, Ireland


Weekly Roundup, Friday 11 October 2019

Yes, an aurora. But this is the Aurora Australis, not the better known Aurora Borealis. Read about our tour to see the Aurora Australis, immediately below. Good morningIt is great to be back, after what has been quite a while since a Travel Insider newsletter appeared in your Friday in-box.  I’ve been busy with the two tours that ran back-to-back in September, but it has been a great sort of being busy, with wonderful experiences and delightful groups in both Scotland and France.I again point ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Twitter, Elon Musk, Science, Yahoo, Congress, California, France, Scotland, Saudi Arabia, Hotels, China, Singapore, India, Miscellaneous


Weekly Roundup, Friday 11 October 2020

Yes, an aurora. But this is the Aurora Australis, not the better known Aurora Borealis. Read about our tour to see the Aurora Australis, immediately below. Good morningIt is great to be back, after what has been quite a while since a Travel Insider newsletter appeared in your Friday in-box.  I’ve been busy with the two tours that ran back-to-back in September, but it has been a great sort of being busy, with wonderful experiences and delightful groups in both Scotland and France.I again point ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Twitter, Elon Musk, Science, Yahoo, Congress, California, France, Scotland, Saudi Arabia, Hotels, China, Singapore, India, Miscellaneous


New Zealand Southern Lights Tour – Aurora Australis Adventure

The Aurora Australis in the air over Queenstown, New Zealand. Everyone knows the Northern Lights – the Aurora Borealis.  But did you know there is a southern “twin” that is not so well known – the Southern Lights or Aurora Australis?  The process that makes the Northern Lights simultaneously makes an almost identical display centered around the South Magnetic Pole.  See, for example, this video.Even better, the Southern Lights can be seen from New Zealand, making for an ideal “two for the pric...
Tags: Travel, New Zealand, Northern Lights, Iceland, Nz, North Island, South Island, Travel Insider Touring, Queenstown New Zealand, Aurora Australis, Southern Lights


When is the Best Time to Go to Antarctica?

Antarctica holds the top spot in most of the traveler’s bucket list. It’s one of the toughest regions on earth. In the hot summer months, the population swells to 2,000 and drops to as few as 40 people during the winter months. Seeing the facts, the best time to go to Antarctica is the summer without much choice. It’s not recommended to visit the South Pole during the winter times. Nobody goes there for the rest of the year except for people who are on a scientific expedition. Although the avera...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Antarctica, Norway, Aurora Borealis, South Pole, Antarctic, South Georgia, Aurora Australis, Iceland Antarctica


Australians could get a rare glimpse of the southern lights

Australians have the rare opportunity to see a display of the Aurora Australis, or the southern lights, for one more night.
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This incredible timelapse shows Aurora Australis and Milky Way over the South Pole

The Aurora Australis and the Milky Way are each incredible to observe and shoot on their own. But when they are both in the same frame, it’s an awe-inspiring sight. They can be seen together in the night sky in the South Pole, and Martin Heck recently released this incredible timelapse showing this inspiring sight. […] The post This incredible timelapse shows Aurora Australis and Milky Way over the South Pole appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Timelapse, Milky Way, Time-lapse, South Pole, Aurora Australis, Milkyway, Milky Way Photography, Martin Heck


Aurora Photography Guide For Images That Are Out Of This World

Today we are going to give you a complete guide to Aurora photography. Indeed, watching and photographing the Aurora would be any photographer’s dream and for people who do not live in areas where these phenomena occur, it could be a once in a lifetime opportunity to observe and photograph the aurora. Since the intensity of the aurora depends on solar activity, one needs to carefully plan and have a bit of luck to be able to photograph them while they are there.   As with any genre of photograp...
Tags: Google, Europe, Photography, Africa, Nasa, Serbia, Arctic, Antarctica, New Zealand, South America, North, Iceland, Aurora Borealis, North Pole, Kp, Oceania


Starry nights: Where to see the Aurora Australis in New Zealand

New Zealand is a great place to see the Southern Lights. And these are the best viewing spots around the country for the Aurora Australis from March to September.
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Are These the Northern Lights Seen From Space?

A purported photograph of an aurora is actually a screenshot from a computer animation.
Tags: Space, News, Nasa, Viral Videos, Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis, Aurora Australis, Misrepresented Viral Videos


The Aurora Australis, or Southern Lights, over the South Pole Telescope.

Observations of two galaxies made with the National Science Foundation-funded Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) radio telescope suggest that large galaxies formed faster than scientists had previously thought.
Tags: National Science Foundation, Alma, Aurora Australis, Southern Lights


NASA Flew Over the Aurora Australis and Filmed a Hauntingly Beautiful Video

It's pretty easy to be continually in awe of space and new discoveries around it, but every now and then, NASA outdoes itself. This time it comes from a time-lapse video the organization released on June 30, showcasing the aurora australis lights in the southern hemisphere. Captured by the International Space Station (ISS) on June 25, the video of the lights is truly breathtaking. The aurora australis is similar to the aurora borealis phenomenon - "dancing" colorful green, yellow, and orange li...
Tags: Space, Australia, Religion, Tech, Nasa, Iss, Pacific Ocean, International Space Station ISS, Aurora Australis


'Huge naked-eye beams': spectacular Aurora Australis lights up the southern skies

Onlookers were treated to a stellar show on Sunday when the phenomena appeared above Tasmania and New Zealand’s South IslandThe 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. Images and video of the event have flooded social media, with the Aurora Australis Tasmania Facebook page, which counts more than 52,000 members, proving to be a focal point for people to share what they...
Tags: Australia, World news, Australia news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Tasmania, Aurora Australis, Aurora Australis Tasmania Facebook


9 Things to Anticipate on an Antarctic Cruise

Antarctic Peninsula, Deception Island, the “Plancius” stops in the caldera of the active vulcanoAntarctica, Plancius © Dietmar Denger-Oceanwide…© Dietmar Denger-Oceanwide Expeditions The Antarctic represents one of the last great pristine wildernesses left on Earth. It’s a clean and quiet haven for people who are looking to get away from both the hectic pace of their everyday lives as well as the crowded tourist-traps that suffocate the usual getaway hotspots. That being said, what can you see ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Blog, Earth, Chile, Antarctica, Shackleton, Galapagos, South Pole, Antarctic, Scott, Aurora Australis, Antarctic Peninsula, Deception Island, Port Lockroy, Lemaire


Photographing Aurora – Reality vs Expectation

We just had a beautiful Aurora Australis hit New Zealand a couple of days ago. I was fortunate enough to catch a quiet spot to myself where I could take in the atmosphere and shoot a few images.  My favourite from the night was a panorama shot of the Aurora to the south and the […] The post Photographing Aurora – Reality vs Expectation appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Astrophotography, New Zealand, Lights, Aurora, Aurora Australis, Ekant Veer


Passengers Take Flight To View Southern Lights

The Aurora Australis is a display of neon green lights that dance across the southern skies. A plane took off from New Zealand to get a special view.
Tags: News, New Zealand, Aurora Australis


Trapped in ice

Trapped in the ice For two weeks the ship Akademik Shokalskiy was trapped in thick ice in East Antarctica.   Text and photographs by Andrew Peacock For two weeks — from 24th December 2013 while operating for an Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) — the ship Akademik Shokalskiy was trapped in thick ice in Commonwealth Bay, East Antarctica.   T he story of that event and the eventual evacuation of the passengers onboard by Chinese helicopter to the Austra...
Tags: Travel, Photography, Cold, Earth, Ice, Antarctica, Ship, All, Trapped, East Antarctica, Southern Ocean, Aurora Australis, Douglas Mawson, Mawson, Andrew Peacock, University of New South Wales Australia


A round-trip flight just for the view — the Southern Lights

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — They took an eight-hour flight just to look out the airplane’s window, but it was an extraordinary view. A charter plane that left Dunedin, New Zealand, late Thursday flew close to the Antarctic Circle to give the eager passengers an up-close look at the Aurora Australis, or Southern Lights. Otago […]
Tags: Travel, Science, News, Dunedin New Zealand, Wellington New Zealand, Aurora Australis, Nation & World, Antarctic Circle, Southern Lights Otago


3 Amazing Things You Need to See at Sydney’s Aquarium

If interacting with animals ranks high on your list of things to do in Sydney, consider a stop at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium an absolute necessity. Boasting the largest Great Barrier Reef display in the world, this underwater wonderland is home to more than 700 species and 13,000 animals. That’s a lot of mouths to feed! Fortunately SEA LIFE has plenty of fish food on hand and is chockers with spacious playgrounds for its aquatic inhabitants. One tank even holds a whopping two million litres of fi...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Sydney, Great Barrier Reef, Aurora Australis


This couple spend their cold winter nights in New Zealand photographing the amazing night sky

There are few things on this earth more appealing to landscape photographers than New Zealand, the Milky Way, and Auroras. So, when I came across the work of Jake and Jo featuring all three, I had to find out more. Jake and Jo are South of Home Photography, based in Queenstown, New Zealand. Last winter, they travelled [...] The post This couple spend their cold winter nights in New Zealand photographing the amazing night sky appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, New Zealand, Milky Way, Jo, Jake, Queenstown New Zealand, Aurora Australis


Best time to go to New Zealand?

You know, it’s going to be great whenever you come to New Zealand, and people will travel here for different reasons. So if you’re coming here to ski, you probably don’t need our advice! Although… for what it’s worth, September is better than July! That said, this is a question we’re asked A LOT, so we decided to come up with six compelling reasons to travel here at certain times of the year. And the good news is, these periods all fall outside of peak season! Autumn Colours New Zealand is gre...
Tags: Autumn, Australia, Wikipedia, Antarctica, New Zealand, Morgan Freeman, Penguins, Bob, Northern Lights, West Coast, Aurora Borealis, East Coast, Cheap Flights, Milford Sound, Auckland, National Park


Venus Rises Behind The Aurora In Stunning Time-Lapse Filmed From Space

Tim Peake's time in space is coming to an end. But it looks as if the British astronaut is making the most of the three weeks he has left on board the International Space Station. Peake shared this stunning time-lapse video of Venus rising behind one of the auroras to Facebook on Sunday, and the clip is now going viral: Peake didn't reveal which part of Earth the ISS was flying over when he captured the spectacular sight.  Therefore, it's unclear whether he filmed the Aurora Boreal...
Tags: Facebook, News, Nasa, Earth, Britain, European Space Agency, Nikon, Aurora Borealis, Iss, Huffington Post, Tim Peake, Lee Moran, Peake, Aurora Australis, International Space Station Peake


Nasa captures the Aurora Borealis in 'ultra high-definition' timelapse – video

Nasa has released a timelapse video of the Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis, as seen from an astronaut’s perspective. The footage, shot in ‘ultra high-definition’ from the International Space Station, shows the ethereal and hazy light formations passing across the night side of the planet. Nasa released the footage to commemorate the launch of Nasa TV UHD, a new television service operating in so-called ‘4K’ video resolution Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, World news, US news, Nasa, International Space Station, Aurora Borealis, Aurora Australis


NASA releases stunning video of Aurora Borealis, Aurora Australis

NASA has released a video shot in space of the Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis phenomena and it is, quite frankly, phenomenal.
Tags: Nasa, Aurora Borealis, Aurora Australis, Aurora Borealis Aurora Australis


Incredible Views of the Aurora Borealis from Space Makes the Earth Look Like an Alien Planet

We expect the Earth to always be this beautiful blue marble but at some angles and at some times, it glows differently. Like if you just looked at the glorious Aurora Borealis from space, the planet would have this eery alien green glow to it. This stunning footage from NASA of both the Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis is so electric to watch. You get to see the ISS whirr around the planet, see the city lights from above dot the land, and check out storms from a new angle too.Read more...
Tags: Space, Nasa, Earth, Awesome, Aurora Borealis, Iss, Aurora Australis


These Auroras Look Incredible Filmed From the Space Station in Ultra HD

Here’s something to start your week off right: NASA Television’s latest feature, a compilation of stunning vistas of both the Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis, as viewed from the International Space Station and filmed in 4K Ultra-High Definition.Read more...
Tags: Nasa, International Space Station, Time Lapse, Aurora Borealis, Iss, Aurora, NASA Television, Aurora Australis