Photographers on board published a series of images and videos showing the vibrant green hues dancing on the horizon over Dunedin, Joinfo.com reports with reference to News.com.au.
The seven-hour flight took advantage of the equinox aurora effect, when there would be 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness.
— Ian Griffin (@iangriffin) 23 марта 2017 г.
The flight left Dunedin Airport about 9pm, heading as far south as 62 degrees, which graces Antarctica, before returning early this morning.
According to organiser Ian Griffin, the flight path zigzagged across the international date line four times, so people on both sides of the aircraft could get a good view.
— Ian Griffin (@iangriffin) 24 марта 2017 г.
Huge congrats to @iangriffin & crew for making #flighttothelights a reality. @FlyAirNZ is this the most impressive wing shot ever? #Nextyear pic.twitter.com/ZZQdrBn0t8 — Dave Swift (@DSwiftnz) 23 марта 2017 г.