A PERfect ride to the Southern Lights

Bindibuys

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I am not mean..... I am a witch. 🧹
I just meant that we are J for syd-mel-syd, but her ticket is for Y.
We are all in Y (row 55) for the 787.

(she loves her mumma bear)
 

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Update.

I have just received a link to the pro photos taken on the flight and posted by Chimu.

A frugal offering that reflects the limited activity last Saturday night. The photo numbers indicate that maybe the pro took a total of maybe 200 pics.

Here's a snip of all they put up. The last two of the what we saw just as we turned for home are certainly crackers, but as I mentioned upthread, they do not look as large and sky-filling from an aircraft as the photo implies.

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I just heard back from my retired EK A380 driver mate.

He spent 15 years with TAA and saw the Aurora Australis once on a freighter flight to Tassie in the middle of the night.

He was a victim of the infamous pilots' dispute and spent the rest of his career pretty much in the N hemisphere, primarily with EK. He did see a spectacular display of Australis on a MEL-DXB flight about half way to ADL. So that's only two Australis in a 40+ years career.

He did see Borealis displays "several" times.

My take from this and @jb747's comment is that those peeps driving the Flying Machines don't see the Auroras as often as we numpties may think. Interesting in itself, I think.
 

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Very much depends on routes. Back when I used to fly NZ to LHR via LAX it was common to see the northern lights over Canada and Greenland.
 

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Interesting article. I wonder if today’s power black out in Southern Queensland was a result of this
 

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