Peach Aurora over Butchers Dam by Andy Davey

Peach Aurora over Butchers Dam | Andy Davey

Location: Butchers Dam, Central Otago

Aurora Australis display over Butchers Dam, 27th March 2022

The 2022 astro season got off to a cracking start with multiple Aurora displays and good conditions and timing with which to see them. Entering the ‘Solar Maximum’ period as we are may lead to many more shows like this over the next couple of years.

The red colours in an Aurora are usually found at the higher altitudes, with the greens at lower. Because we are usually looking at Auroras that are actually hundreds or thousands of kilometers away. We can sometimes only see the ‘red crown’ (or peach as it came through on this night), but this was obviously close enough to also see the lower altitude greens.

Camera Settings

Fujifilm X-A3
ISO 6,400
30 second

Media Details

Dimensions: 60cm x 40cm | Media: Chromaluxe Metal Print

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