A massive solar storm has caused an impressive aurora, most easily seen in the south of the New Zealand, but there is also aurora activity in the Northern hemisphere.
Bob Evans runs the Aurora and Solar section of the Royal Astronomical Society, and talks to Simon Mercep about the phenomena.
The aurora over Dunedin on Tuesday night, photos taken at Andersons Bay. You can see the International Space Station satellite as a streak on the right hand side of the top photograph, and a squid boat fishing on the left hand horizon.
Photos by Afternoons listener Nicola Pye.