According to reports, the idea of a charter flight especially to view the Aurora Australis came to Otago Museum Director Ian Griffin. Mr Griffin says that the 134 seats on the Boeing 767 aircraft were sold out in a matter of just five days, with one person coming especially from Spain to witness the beauty of the Southern Lights.
The passengers soon took to social media to share photos, videos and vignettes of their experience.
The pictures sure looked gorgeous
People used the hashtag #flighttothelights to share their photographs
One time lapse video of the Southern Lights, posted on Facebook by Mark Gee, has been viewed over 25,000 times. "Living inside my fondest dream right there!" writes one commenter.
Another video, posted on YouTube, has received over one lakh views since March 23. Watch the video below:
In case you are feeling envious of the people who witnessed the lights so up-close, we will keep you posted about when tickets for the next flight go for sale.
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