South Island treated to spectacular light show

A spectacular Aurora Australis lit up southern skies last night.

An impressive showing of the Aurora Australis in Ashburton Source: Supplied

People brave enough to venture out into the 2 degree night were threated to an impressive showing of the Southern Lights.

A spectacular show from Aurora Australis at Lake Ellesmere Source: Supplied

The image above, taken around 10:30pm at Hakatere, Ashburton, by Sarah Lye, shows the lights of Timaru in the distance.

Below are two images posted on Twitter by Tim from Te Anau and Tim Slade at Hoopers Inlet.