southern lights

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n southern lights the aurora of the southern hemisphere
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Quotations

  • Mark Twain
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    “Warm summer sun, shine kindly here. Warm southern wind, blow softly here. Green sod above, lie light, lie light. Good night, dear Heart, Good night, good night.”

Usage

In literature:

The southern moon, rising far along its levels, began to cast burnished golden shafts of light adown its unobstructed vistas.
"The Crucial Moment" by Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)
I looked out from my litter, and saw by the light of the southern stars the dim outlines of a large city.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
Joaquin Miller, with his gorgeous parrots and burning Southern lights and his intensities and his simulated passion, did not last long.
"Confessions of a Book-Lover" by Maurice Francis Egan
Another light grew in the southern sky, faint yet, but growing surely.
"Lorraine" by Robert W. Chambers
The beautiful Southern Cross shone brilliantly forth; other bright stars appeared, and cheered the voyagers with their calm light.
"The Voyages of the Ranger and Crusader" by W.H.G. Kingston
We turn to these records for light upon the Southern situation.
"The Negro at Work in New York City" by George Edmund Haynes
He stood beside her, the southern glow and life of which it was intermittently capable once more lighting up the strange face.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Overhead on the horizon blazed the Southern Cross, while the moon afforded a good light.
"The Rogue Elephant" by Elliott Whitney
Look, there goes a new fire that they've lighted on the southern bank.
"The Riflemen of the Ohio" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Cook was the first navigator who recorded the southern lights.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
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In poetry:

Thirty years have come and gone,
Melting away like Southern Snows,
Since, in the light of a summer's night,
I went to the garden to seek my Rose.
"Rose In The Garden" by Horatio Alger Jr
Here on the edge of the forest I pitched camp.
All night long in pleasant southern breezes
By the moon's light
I listen to the call of a doe in heat.
To whom is she calling?
"In Camp (Camp-ey)" by Jibanananda Das
While now the Pole Star sinks from sight
The Southern Cross it climbs the sky;
But losing thee, my love, my light,
O bride but for one bridal night,
The loss no rising joys supply.
"Crossing The Tropics" by Herman Melville
These didst thou sing of, spirit of delight!
From thy own radiant sky, thou quivering spark!
These thy sweet southern dreams of warmth and light,
Through the grim northern winter drear and dark.
"Lament Of A Mocking-Bird" by Frances Anne Kemble
Behold its streaming rays unite,
One mingling flood of braided light,—
The red that fires the Southern rose,
With spotless white from Northern snows,
And, spangled o'er its azure, see
The sister Stars of Liberty!
"The Flower of Liberty" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Alas for her who in youth’s hour had basked in love’s sunshine,
That husband stern deserted her in cold neglect to pine;
The merry smile soon fled her lip, the sparkling light her eye,
In vain she sought a southern clime, she only went to die.
"Time’s Changes In A Household" by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon

In news:

The northern lights are visible at the video's beginning, which was shot over southern Canada, just north of Montana.
The Southern Door School Board has given the green light to putting in new bleachers at the high school football field.
But the light is very strong in southern California.
Southern Lights as seen from McMurdo Station, Antarctica, on July 15, 2012.
Check out this video of the Southern Lights , a.k.a.
A still from the video of the Aurora Australias or Southern lights , captured by the International Space Station earlier this month.
Northern Lights Glow In Southern States .
The Tamarack Foundation believes there are lots of opportunities for small-business entrepreneurs in Southern West Virginia, in light of the new Boy Scout camp and the many outdoor recreation choices nearby.
The storm system that looked like it was going to produce light snow for most of Southern Colorado, is looking less favorable today.
Keep the Lights On, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Starlet earn Spirit Award nominations Check out the full list of nominees for the 28th annual Independent Spirit Awards.
If the seasonal Santa Ana winds are light, the leaves in Southern California stick around a little longer.
Between the bright neon lights of the Las Vegas Strip and the breathtaking views of Red Rock Canyon, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) has a lot of competition.
Located in Zhuhai in the southern part of the country, the new facility will be geared toward the production of Martin's DJ range of lighting products.
Northern Lights in southern Mecosta County, July 15, 2012 (photo courtesy Chris Rozema).
The last three traffic lights on the Garden State Parkway are on their way to being eliminated, thanks to a $5 million federal grant to study ways to improve traffic flow at the southern end of the toll road.
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In science:

These pro jects include the Southern site of Pierre Auger Observatory able to detect by photo-luminescent lights along the horizontal showers (Θ < 600).
Test results of a prototype designed to detect horizontal cosmic ray flux
However, the light rays can reach the northrn and the southern hemisphere.
Rotation in relativity and the propagation of light
It is compelling that these model calculations rely on an axisymmetric field configuration instead of a non–axisymmetric one which could also explain the light curve by the non–alignement of the northern and southern hot spot.
Turning Points in the Evolution of Isolated Neutron Stars' Magnetic Fields
More events (preferably ×3 or more) in future, particularly in the northern hemisphere, are needed to conclude de finitively whether the composition stays light as the energy increases, or turns heavy as in the case of Auger in the southern hemisphere.
Measurement of Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays: An Experimental Summary and Prospects
Further constrains to the orbital inclination can be obtained from the VLT UVES observations, which give the radiation emitted in the direction of the Homunculus Nebula southern pole, scattered towards the observer and delayed by about 20 days from the direct view because of the light travel time (Stahl et al. 2005).
Wind-wind collision in the eta Carinae binary system - III. The HeII 4686 line profile
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