ANTARCTICA: Aurora Australis Timelapse 2016

It is late and I am walking back from the Power House, there is a slight Aurora happening so I grab my camera, what happened next was out of this world.


The Aurora starting to take form

Its the 1st of May 2016 at 830pm, I am walking back from the Mawson Power house, I slight Aurora is appearing in the night sky, nothing special, but its there. So I thought this might be a good chance to practice my Aurora Timelapse. I have never taken a timelapse of an Aurora before, or used my new timer remote, but tonight is the night.

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Aurora over Mawson

Its a little windy tonight so i set the camera up in the shelter of the “Red Shed” (living quarters) and face towards the ANARESAT, that big golf ball looking thing. To my suprise, this is when the sky decides to go crazy and show me one of the most epic Aurora’s I have ever seen.


Aurora over Mawson Station

I was hoping for a return of the great Aurora the next night, and was not disappointed, infact, the next night was even more incredible.


Aurora over Wombat

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14 thoughts on “ANTARCTICA: Aurora Australis Timelapse 2016

  1. Hi Shane. Over how long a period did you record this? Does it move quickly? Looks amazing. Hope you are well x

    • G’day Julie,
      This was shot over two nights, four hours a night. I had to change the battery every hour. They don’t last long in the cold. Yes you can see the Aurora Moving and this one was extra bright. In Australia it is much harder to see the Aurora, you can still photograph it, but you might not see it with the naked eye. Down here it is so intense you can see the movement and the flow of the curtains.

  2. Thank you so much for sharing these wonders with the rest of us who are too far north to experience this. What an amazing adventure you are having.

  3. WOW, spell binding… thanks for sharing…. a question… does the aurora australis make any noises as they go through (e.g., wind???) I am deaf and very curious.. but visually this is wonderful and I want to be part of a group tour one day, a tick off the bucket list…. I am so pleased that they have Auroras down south…..

    • G’day Diana,Thank you for visiting my blog. No the Aurora doesn’t make any sound, well non that i can hear. They are very high up in the atmosphere. I hope you can get to see them one day.

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