Travel Video of the Day: Aurora Australis (Southern Lights) Captured From an Air New Zealand Flight

Stephen Voss, a medical doctor and astrophotographer, shot a 24-second time-lapse of the first ever commercial flight to the Antarctic Circle from Dunedin, New Zealand. The 8 hour flight on March 23rd was to intercept (international date-line and the 66th parallel) the auroral oval.

According to some commenters thought the video had glimpsed a meteor but the camera operator replied that the object only appeared to be fast-moving because the video was shot as a time-lapse.

says the aurora australis are in the Southern Hemisphere while the aurora borealis are in the Northern Hemisphere.

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