aurora australis


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aurora aus·tra·lis

 (ô-strā′lĭs)
n. pl. aurora aus·tra·lis·es (-lĭ-sĭz) or aurorae australis
An aurora that occurs in southern regions of the earth. Also called southern lights.

[New Latin aurōra austrālis : Latin aurōra, dawn + Latin austrālis, southern.]

aurora australis

(ɒˈstreɪlɪs)
n
(Physical Geography) (sometimes capital) the aurora seen around the South Pole. Also called: southern lights
[New Latin: southern aurora]

auro′ra aus•tra′lis

(ɔˈstreɪ lɪs)
n.
the aurora of the Southern Hemisphere. Also called southern lights.
[1735–45; < New Latin: southern aurora; see austral1]

aurora aus·tra·lis

(ô-strā′lĭs)
An aurora that occurs in southern regions of the Earth. Also called southern lights.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aurora australis - the aurora of the southern hemisphereaurora australis - the aurora of the southern hemisphere
aurora - an atmospheric phenomenon consisting of bands of light caused by charged solar particles following the earth's magnetic lines of force
Translations
Südlicht

aurora australis

n (Astron) → südliches Polarlicht, Südlicht nt
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Replacing the Aurora Australis, the new icebreaker will be faster, larger, stronger and offer increased endurance.
Previous expeditions had been unable to get close to the glacier due to heavy ice, but Rintoul said the weather had held for the Aurora Australis icebreaker and a team of scientists and technicians from the Australian Antarctic Division and other bodies.
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