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(Earth Sciences / Physical Geography) another name for aurora australis
auro′ra aus•tra′lis (ɔˈstreɪ lɪs)
the aurora of the Southern Hemisphere. Also called southern lights.
[1735–45; < New Latin: southern aurora; see austral1]
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pl → Südlicht nt
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Auroras, commonly called the northern and southern lights, are caused when charged particles from space slam into gas molecules in the upper atmosphere.
Have you seen the Northern Lights, the aurora borealis, or the Southern Lights, the aurora australis?
The brightly colored phenomena known as auroras - more commonly called Northern or Southern Lights - are examples of Earth's upper atmosphere harmlessly being disturbed by a CME.
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