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The Unforgettable Aurora Australis from Jack's Point, February 2023

Updated: Jun 1, 2023

Aurora Australis from Jack's Point New Zealand

Aurora Australis (The Southern Lights) light up the sky as seen from Jack's Point beach, Queenstown on 27 February, 2023. Photo / Georgina Whitehouse

Are you looking for a unique and unforgettable natural experience? Look no further than Jack's Point Queenstown, New Zealand! It is one of the best places in the world to see the Aurora Australis or Southern Lights.

What is the Aurora Australis you ask? It's a natural light display that occurs in the southern hemisphere, caused by solar wind particles colliding with the earth's magnetic field. The result is a stunning array of colors and patterns in the night sky, from green and pink to red and purple.

Aurora Australis 2023 will be the Brightest Seen in Years Queenstown is an ideal location to see the Aurora Australis because of its southern latitude and clear night skies. During the winter months (June to August), when the nights are longer and darker, the Aurora Australis is most visible. However, the Aurora can be seen at any time with the correct conditions.

Jack's Point is the Perfect Spot to See Aurora Australis Another tip for seeing the Aurora Australis is to stay in an area with minimal light-pollution. The attached photo was taken from Jack's Point beach in Queenstown on the 27th of February 2023. It is the perfect spot to see the Aurora Australis . No need to travel to Iceland, Finland or Norway; it's right here on your doorstep.

When you do finally see the Aurora Australis, the experience is truly breathtaking. The Aurora Australis can appear as a faint glow on the horizon or as colorful waves dancing across the sky. The experience is otherworldly, like something out of a science fiction movie. The colors are vibrant and seem to move and shift as you watch. Seeing the Aurora Australis is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you will never forget.

If you're looking for a unique and unforgettable natural experience, consider co-owning a home in Jack's Point Village Works Quarters and seeing the Aurora Australis from your doorstep.

There are a number of different websites, Facebook groups and apps dedicated to helping people find the southern lights. If you’re keen to track them down, checking these will be of benefit. These are our favourites:

My Aurora Forecast & Alerts: Apple & Android



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