Best aurora for three years - Snowy Mountains area, NSW, Australia, 20 April 2018

A coronal hole centred on the equatorial area of the Sun enabled a surprisingly strong emission of solar wind to occur. This caused a brief but incredibly bright and colourful aurora which I captured from near Cooma in the Snowy Mountains. After having an early dinner, I headed out from my home in the southern suburbs of Canberra. I usually have two choices - head south along the Boboyan Road towards Adaminaby (my usual route) or head down the Monaro Highway. After seeing a large mas of cloud behind Tuggeranong Hill my mind was quickly made up. It was going to be the Monaro Highway with my plan to stop either at Williamsdale or near Bredbo. The problem with the Monaro Highway is it heads du

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