Lake Ruataniwha is an ideal place to be to watch the Southern Lights dancing on the horizon. There have been two fabulous displays recently, with visible beams, shimmering movement & even faint hint of colour.
Camera sensors are more sensitive than the human eye & with long exposures they pick up a lot more colour.
Aurora usually arrive after a large solar storm on the sun, they can happen at any time of the day or night and any time of the year but the crisp cool atmosphere & long dark nights of winter make it the perfect time for viewing.
Follow aurora prediction pages for updates on when the next aurora might arrive.
The Aurora Australis can also be seen looking south from the back fence of Night Sky Cottages.