Aurora Australis from Five Fingers Peninsula, Fiordland

Aurora Australis from Five Fingers Peninsula, Fiordland

Description: I was volunteering on Five Fingers Peninsula of Resolution Island. One night I saw the Aurora Australis, with beams of light shining over the sky. In the middle of the photo is Canopus - the brightest star in the southern constellation of Carina, and the second brightest star in the night-time sky, after Sirius. On the top left corner is the Large Magellanic Cloud (nearly 200,000 light-years from Earth), a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way. Unfortunately I did not have a tripod, I managed to fix the camera temporarily on the roof, however due to the inappropriate angle I caught only the end of the light display.
Article about the trip: http://goo.gl/OytusP

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Keywords: Aurora Australis, Fiordland, Five Fingers, Five Fingers Peninsula, Murihiku, National Park, New Zealand, Peninsula, Resolution Island, Southland, Tau Moana, World Heritage site, conservation, restoration, night, night sky, stars, Dusky Sound, Large Magellanic Cloud, Canopus, galaxy, Milky Way

Exif: Exposure: 30/1, Aperture: 5.0, ISO: 1000

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