aurora australis

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n aurora australis the aurora of the southern hemisphere
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Aurora australis is a corresponding phenomenon in the southern hemisphere, the streams of light ascending in the same manner from near the southern horizon.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Aurora Australis (aws-trā′lis) a similar phenomenon in the southern hemisphere:—pl. Aurō′ras
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. borealis, northern—boreas, the north wind. See Austral.

Usage

In literature:

The 'aurora australis' is sometimes seen, but is not distinguished by superior brilliancy.
"A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson" by Watkin Tench
We observed the aurora australis many times, but only a few of its appearances were specially powerful.
"The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2" by Roald Amundsen
It may appear out of place inserting it here but on our first arrival at Swan River in November last, we saw the Aurora Australis very bright.
"Discoveries in Australia, Volume 1." by J Lort Stokes
In the night the Aurora Australis made a very brilliant and luminous appearance.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 14" by Robert Kerr
We had frequent displays at night of the Aurora Australis.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
AURORA AUSTRALIS OR BOREALIS.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
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In news:

Thanks to NASA and the crew of Expedition 29 on the International Space Station, we're treated to this surreal video of the southern lights, known as Aurora Australis .
Video of the Aurora Australis taken by the crew of Expedition 29 on board the International Space Station.
Aboard the research vessel, Aurora Australis, scientists from eight countries are on a mission to map the sea ice of Antarctica.
This incredible image of the aurora australis over Antartica's Queen Maud Land and the Princess Ragnhild Coast was captured by the VIIRS instrument on the Suomi NPP satellite on July 15, 2012.
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