Aurora Australis
In this undated handout photo the Aurora Australis or ‘southern lights’ are seen from the Space Shuttle Discovery during the STS-114 mission. (Photo : Photo provided by NASA via Getty Images)

The first charter plane to the famed Aurora Australis took passengers close to the Antarctic Circle for a novel and breathtaking view of the dancing green hues also known as the Southern Lights.

According to a report from BBC News, Otago Museum director Dr. Ian Griffin led the trip, taking 134 travelers from the airport in Dunedin, New Zealand on Thursday night throughout the Southern Ocean in a spectacular chase for the jaw-dropping curtain of Southern Lights. The Boeing 767 plane returned to the airport Friday morning with rave reviews from everyone on board.

Aurora Australis’ dazzling lights or Southern Lights are the result of the electrically charged particles from the sun colliding with gases as they enter the Earth’s atmosphere. These lights are spotted dancing over the planet’s magnetic poles in the northern and…