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Aurora Australis

Aurora Australis

Although in the Northern hemisphere we think of the Aurora Borealis, there are also Auroral lights in the skies over Antarctica. Known as the Aurora Australis, these beautiful displays of color light up the night sky following periods of intense solar activity.

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