Aurora Australis - the Church of the Good Shepherd
July 15th... courtesy FraserTK standing next to Lake Tekapo looking South past the Church of the Good Shepherd at the Southern night sky filled by the Aurora Australis (Southern Lights) on the 15th July 2012. This nights aurora offered a very mixed display at times you could only see a glow in the South and at others there were many pillars of light beaming up in the the sky, with both a green and red colour visiable with your naked eye. Please note that the camera is able to gather a lot more light and colour than you can see with your eye simply because of the timed exposure of each image, in this case each exposure was 10 seconds f/2 ISO 3200 and in total 1773 images were taken to make this animation. At the end of the animation you can see the Southern cross in the top right corner.