Stunning aurora lights up New Zealand

New Zealand 12/10/2017

New Zealand was bathed in a stunning aurora on Wednesday night and Thursday morning, as the Southern Lights lit up the sky.

An aurora is a light display in the sky, produced when high energy particles from solar wind or the sun hit the atmosphere, creating lights of different colours.

Eager viewers set up their cameras early to catch the spectacular Aurora Australis display - and their work paid off.

Some took to Twitter to show off the view where they were.