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Last Night's Aurora Australis Was The One "Storm" You'd Stay Outdoors For

The solar storm made the long, cold night worth it.

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While north-east Australia was getting the beating from a tropical superstorm, the southern end was experiencing another kind of storm, one that you'd want to stay up and stay outside for.

"Solar activity is currently declining, and statistically this means Aurora sightings become less frequent away from the polar regions of the Earth," Garth Patterson from Australia's Space Weather Services told BuzzFeed.

But at certain times of the year you don't need to go to the south pole because the view is pretty amazing from our own backyard.

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