A phenomenal space event is headed for us and it could hit Australia TONIGHT.

The southern lights, also known as aurora australis, are not often seen from the mainland, but today it could be possible.

Aurora australis is just like the northern lights that mainly occur around Sweden and Iceland, but it instead comes to the southern hemisphere.

It’s mostly visible from Antarctica, New Zealand and Tasmania, but those at the bottom of Victoria and South Australia may catch a glimpse as the lights move north.

Aurora australis is created when particles with lots of energy burst out of the sun, creating a solar wind.

A ball of amazing glowing lights is pulled towards earth. The solar wind is attracted to the North and South Poles and it creates a natural light display in the sky.

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