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southern lights

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southern lights

pl n
(Physical Geography) another name for aurora australis
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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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southern lights

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.southern lights - the aurora of the southern hemispheresouthern lights - 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
aurora austral
suðurljós

southern lights

plSüdlicht 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.
In 1859, scientists first discovered it when a solar flare was followed by intense aurora on Earth - also known as Northern or Southern Lights.
Typical auroras, the northern and southern lights, are usually seen as swirling green ribbons spreading across the sky.
Thankfully, this means that the only consequence of the solar storm should be the appearance of the Northern or Southern lights.
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Barbara and Jeremy Engelking appeal a judgment dismissing their claims against Enbridge (U.S.), Inc., Enbridge Energy, LP, and Enbridge Pipelines, (Southern Lights), LLC (collectively, Enbridge).
As well as experiencing low points watching the penguins struggle, there were also amazing highs, such as when they filmed the colony bathed in the green glow of the Southern Lights.
If the Pacific storm defined the darkest hour of their odyssey, their surreal moment came with the sighting of the Southern Lights (the 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.
The eight-hour flight departed from New Zealand's Dunedin Airport and flew around the icy continent to give 134 passengers a dazzling view of the Southern Lights, a night-sky display akin to the Aurora Borealis, or the Northern Lights phenomenon in the Arctic Circle.

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