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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]
The aurora of southern latitudes. Also known as southern lights.
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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.
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the aurora seen around the South Pole
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