Feb 262013
 

The incredible phenomenon known as the Aurora Borealis in the Northern Hemisphere and the Aurora Australis in the Southern Hemisphere occurs when charged particles from the Sun collide with gases in the upper atmosphere, resulting in dancing ribbons of mesmerising light.

We’re offering you the chance to celebrate the Aurora Australis with our first ever ‘glow in the dark’ silver coin, scheduled for release this Friday.

Aurora Australis is visible from Antarctica and parts of Australia, New Zealand and Patagonia. To whet your appetite further for the spectacular forthcoming release, here’s an amazing sped-up view of the lights from space, captured by the International Space Station as it crossed over the southern Indian Ocean.

(Credit: NASA)

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