Aurora australis



the aurora of the Southern Hemisphere.
Historical Examples

The aurora australis was seen for the first time on the evening of March 28.
The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2 Roald Amundsen

The nightly displays of aurora australis were not very brilliant as the moon was nearing the full.
The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson

We made many excellent observations of the aurora australis in all parts of the heavens.
The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2 Roald Amundsen

Called aurora borealis or aurora australis, according to the hemisphere in which it occurs.
Meteorology Charles Fitzhugh Talman

In the night the aurora australis made a very brilliant and luminous appearance.
A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 14 Robert Kerr

In the night the aurora australis was visible, but very faint, and no ways remarkable.
A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 14 Robert Kerr

The ‘aurora australis’ is sometimes seen, but is not distinguished by superior brilliancy.
A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson Watkin Tench

No; it is one of the few really intense appearances of the aurora australis that receives us now.
The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2 Roald Amundsen

We observed the aurora australis many times, but only a few of its appearances were specially powerful.
The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2 Roald Amundsen

noun
(sometimes capital) the aurora seen around the South Pole Also called southern lights

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