Tourism Tasmania CEO says a trip to Tassie could cure your Aurora Australis FOMO

  • Southern Aurora Australis in Tasmania
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  • Southern Aurora Australis in Tasmania
  • Southern Aurora Australis in Tasmania
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    Outdoor enthusiasts and photographers from around the world this week were treated to stunning light shows as both Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis lit the skies triggered by a major geomagnetic storm.

    People around the world were blown away by the most spectacular light shows many have ever seen with Aurora Borealis viewable from places like Northern England and Seattle while Aurora Australis flexed its colours as far north as Melbourne.

    If you’re in the same boat as us and missed out on the views of a lifetime, Tourism Tasmania CEO, Sarah Clark, says it might not be too late to catch the colourfully hued skies of Aurora Australis in our most southern state.

    “Over the weekend Tasmanians and visitors experienced nature at its best, with the Aurora Australis being visible right around the state,” Clark told Travel Weekly. “I was lucky enough to be able to enjoy from my balcony in Hobart.

    “There have been lots of stories about how the Aurora brought communities together, with people heading to nearby locations to witness the lights – beaches were a particularly popular spot.

    “2024 is set to be a good year for witnessing the Aurora in our Tassie night skies, particularly over the winter months.

    “If you’re looking for another reason to come to Tassie in our off season, Aurora chasing is a very good one!”

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