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Stargazers in Australia and New Zealand were treated to a spectacular show when stunning polar lights -- Aurora Australis -- swept across the skies on Sunday, May 28.

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The night skies above Tasmania in Australia and New Zealand's South Island were radiated by this celestial phenomenon.

A landscape photographer named Dave Reynolds took some amazing images of Aurora Australis in Hobart, a small town located in Tasmania.

According to BBC, Reylonds described the Aurora to be very bright white light, hence it was visible to the naked eye. The phenomenon prevailed for around a span of two minutes while it moved across the sky.

"It was so bright that I actually started chuckling to myself," Reylonds told BBC.

Auroras, sometimes referred to as polar lights or northern lights, are natural light display in the sky, predominantly seen in the high latitude -- Arctic and Antarctic -- regions. Auroras are produced when the magnetosphere is sufficiently disturbed by the solar wind that the trajectories of charged particles in both solar wind and magnetospheric plasma, mainly in the form of electrons and protons, precipitate them into the upper atmosphere, where their energy is lost.

"I didn't realise you could see the Southern Lights from Tasmania until I moved here," Reynolds said.

Check out the spectacular aurora australis in this video:

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