The so-referred to as “Flight to the Lights” left from Dunedin, New Zealand, Thursday night time, and after a couple of hours of chasing the Aurora Australis, returned early Friday morning.
Brad Phipps, one of many passengers on board, shared a photograph from the flight on Fb showcasing the lights from his seat window, adjoining to one of many aircraft’s wings. “Simply woken up from a very superb expertise. A flight to the Antarctic Circle to witness the aurora, and she or he did not disappoint,” Phipps wrote.
The flight got here at a worth — a steep one, with financial system seats costing round $2,800, however for many passengers, it was a as soon as-in-a-lifetime expertise. When tickets for the flight went on sale again in September, all of the seats have been bought out inside 5 days.
So what causes such an Instagram-worthy lightshow? Primarily aurora type when photo voltaic wind — that are particles streaming from the solar — get caught up within the Earth’s magnetic subject at each the Northern and Southern poles.
“The photo voltaic wind interacts with fuel ions excessive within the Earth’s environment and causes them to turn out to be ‘excited,’ or energized, releasing the colours that we see within the Aurora,” stated CNN meteorologist Brandon Miller.
Whereas it is potential to see the phenomenon from the bottom, there are distinct advantages to checking the lights out from the sky.
“When you’re above the clouds and within the excessive latitude belt the place auroras are commonest, even weak auroras can be seen, so you do not want a robust occasion to happen, making it virtually a assure to see one thing lovely,” stated Miller.
In the event you noticed the Aurora, or captured different fascinating pure phenomenons, share your photograph with CNN, by tagging them with the hashtag #CNNiReport on Instagram, Twitter or Fb.
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