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Till the End of the World, by Hang Li, China

Li, Hang; OAE, IAU

First place in the 2021 IAU OAE Astrophotography Contest, category Aurorae (time-lapses).

Aurorae are often called "Northern Lights" in Europe or North America but here we see that they also exist at the extreme south of our planet. Taken at Zhongshan Station, Antarctica, this time-lapse (speeded up) video shows how some bands of Aurora can remain stable over longer times while other features appear to "dance". See how many different patterns of swirls and waves you can spot in the video.

Credit: Hang Li/IAU OAE

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