Ian Griffin, director of Otago Museum, and renowned aurora spotter, shares his tips for getting the best shots of the magical light.

If you are lucky enough to find yourself beneath one of Earth's auroral crowns, you will enjoy awe-inspiring views of mysterious lights, dancing in the sky.

In the Northern Hemisphere the oval is called the Aurora Borealis; south of the equator it is the Aurora Australis.

Our planet possesses two slim haloes of gently glowing gas encircling its northern and southern magnetic poles. When an aurora graces the sky, we are witnessing gas glowing high above us in

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