Cradle Mountain Meteor

By: John Goldsmith


Region: Australia and Pacific

Site: Tasmania - Australia

Date: 2014

From the photographer: "The southern stars appear above Cradle Mountain, Tasmania, and starlight is reflected in the mirror calm Dove Lake, as a bright (-2 magnitude) meteor suddenly appears near the "Two Pointers", Alpha and Beta Centauri. A faint aurora (southern lights) provides a soft pinkish glow behind Cradle Mountain. This World Heritage area provides impressively dark skies to enjoy the spectacle of the southern skies." John Goldsmith,

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