Southern Lights

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The Northern Lights were based on data from Shetland. The most northerly point in the UK. It made me wonder how data for the southern lights differed. Using data from the most southerly point in the world. Antarctica. 

Following a life long obsession with this cold continent, looking at data describing a fascinating spectacle in an even more fascinating place was pretty exciting. I followed the same process in looking for patterns in the data. However, I also read about the differences underlying the data.

It turns out the southern and northern lights are quite different. Aside from occurring at different poles, these geographical differences affect the colour. The most amazing thing is, this was only discovered as recently as 2009.

As the last solar period began in 2009, this chart maps data from the point of this discovery. The choice of colour is based on the dominant colours discovered to be found in the southern hemisphere.


Limited Edition of 100
A3 (297mm x 420mm) 2 Colour Risograph. Printed in London
175gsm GF Smith Colorplan Paper. Made in Hull
Optional 305mm Oak Magnetic Frame. Made in Shropshire
100% Recycled Cardboard Tube. Made in Ayrshire


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