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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9 million allocation in this year's Budget means we can start to explore options for a new icebreaker to replace Aurora Australis, as well as perform the work necessary to ensure the Aurora Australis remains available over the next few years.
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P & O Polar were incredibly helpful, even to the point of hosting the launch of Sophie Scott on the bridge of the Aurora Australis, especially operations manager Simon Estella.
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As the poet Ernest Shackleton wrote of the Aurora Australis, "Both heart and brain upheld them.
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SOLAR FLARE AURORA: A giant X-class solar flare has brought amazing views to stargazers in South Pole, aurora australis lighting up the skies on the weekend.
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