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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.]
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aurora australis

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

(ô-strā′lĭs)
An aurora that occurs in southern regions of the Earth. Also called southern lights.
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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
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Translations
Südlicht

aurora australis

n (Astron) → südliches Polarlicht, Südlicht nt
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The website Space Weather noted that the approaching storm is expected to make the southern lights or aurora australis more prominent.
The aim of the project, which is the first solar array providing power to an Australian Antarctic research station, is to reduce the reliance on diesel fuel, which is delivered yearly by the AAD's Antarctic icebreaker, the Aurora Australis, from Hobart, Tasmania -- a journey of 3,443km.
The Marine Benthos Program on Voyage 5 (BRAD) 1996/97 by Research Survey Vessel Aurora Australis aimed to quantify the abundance and diversity of benthic macroinvertebrates on different sediment types in four areas of Prydz Bay (Bardsley 1997).
They wanted to learn more about how changes in the speed, density and temperature of solar wind affect atmospheric conditions on earth -- specifically how they create and shape aurora borealis and aurora australis, the northern and southern lights.
Since 1973 remote sensing from satellites has confirmed the movement of charged particles through the upper atmosphere in the form of electrical currents (these are now known as Birkeland Currents), established that Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis are not mirror images of each other, and detected aurora on all the planets of the Solar System except Mercury.
If the lights are near the North Pole, it is called aurora borealis and if they are near the South Pole, it is called aurora australis. Some people refer to them simply as the Northern Lights or the Southern Lights.
Known as aurora borealis, or the Northern Lights, in the northernhemisphere, they go by aurora australis, or the Southern Lights, in the southern hemisphere.
Canberra: The southern most points of Australia and New Zealand have been treated to an extraordinary spectacle as unusually colourful Aurora Australis lights swept across the skies.
Airline passengers bound for the Antarctic Circle couldn't help but gawk at the Aurora Australis, which put on a spectacular show last Friday.
I also enjoyed reading about auroras and was pleased to see the inclusion of a short paragraph about the Aurora Australis as it is often neglected in favour of the well known Northern Lights.
The resulting magnificent light show, visible in both Northern and Southern hemispheres, is called aurora borealis in the north and aurora australis in the south.