Roseneath | Ross |Tasmania | Australia

Scott Bennett
15-16/08/2015, (10:30 – 12:30 p.m. AEST)
Digital photograph
11-16mm f/2.8G @11mm f/2.8 20s ISO 1600

A Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement (S.T.E.V.E.) lights up Scorpios beneath the galactic centre. The middle of the frame is due west!

This Auroral display was one of the most amazing things I have ever witnessed. Most of Tasmania was clouded but Ross cleared just as the Aurora was at its most active. The shots really don’t do justice to the naked eye experience because of the sheer angular size and brightness of the lights. I was alone and whooping out loud as it was going off!

Tiger stripes

Piano Keys or Tiger Stripes (As they call them in Tassie!) with Auroral beams and beautiful night sky colours.

I am very proud to say that I am one of the citizen scientists who first observed STEVE. I worked with the scientists directly, supplying images and coordinates of events I’d captured in Tasmania.

Aurora-Chasing Citizen Scientists Help Discover A New Feature of  STEVE – NASA


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