Watch: The Aurora Australis and Milky Way over Tasmania

Southern Lights captured in amazing footage that took 18 months

Aurora australis taken from Howden, southern Tasmania.

A photographer from Tasmania has captured the beautiful Aurora Australis and shots of the Milky Way across an 18-month timeframe to create the stunning of natural light shows.

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Jo Malcolmson described the video to Storyful: "It took many long hours of timelapse photography to showcase the extraordinary night life of our local haunt, South Arm, Tasmania. A symphony of stunning Milky Way and Aurora Australis nightscape scenery, with a sprinkling of whimsical dancing under the stars."

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The lights are the southern hemisphere's version of the famous Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis), that are often best seen in Northern Scandinavia and Finland.

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