aurora australis


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aurora australis:

see aurora borealisaurora borealis
and aurora australis
, luminous display of various forms and colors seen in the night sky. The aurora borealis of the Northern Hemisphere is often called the northern lights, and the aurora australis of the Southern Hemisphere is known as the southern
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aurora australis

[ə′rȯr·ə ȯ′strā·ləs]
(geophysics)
The aurora of southern latitudes. Also known as southern lights.

aurora australis

The ghostly display of lights in the form of streamers, rays, arcs, bands, curtains, sheets, or patches that seem to shimmer and flit across the sky in the Southern Hemisphere. These are most common in higher latitudes centering around magnetic poles. They are associated with magnetic storms on the sun, which appear as sunspots. Also called southern lights.

aurora australis

the aurora seen around the South Pole
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Ia, wrth gwrs, does na'm pengwiniaid yn y Gogledd, felly yr Aurora Australis, nid y Borealis welodd y pengwin bach hwnnw.
A"Gigantism is very common in Antarctic waters - we have collected huge worms, giant crustaceans and sea spiders the size of dinner plates,A" Australian scientist Martin Riddle, voyage leader on the research ship Aurora Australis, said yesterday.
are called aurora australis (uh-ROR-uh aw-STRAY-lis).
Here they are crashing through Bilking Square (a disreputable location named after a technique for 'getting a man trouserless, then running off with his wallet'); there they go bashing apart the exquisitely grotesque Federal Hotel, once adorned with 'griffins, eagles, cornucopia, cherubs, classical nudes, and a vast tableau depicting Aurora Australis, complete with Venus surfing in a seahorse-drawn chariot'.
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