aurora australis
noun Etymology: New Latin, literally, southern dawn Date: 1741 an aurora that occurs in earth's southern hemisphere — called also southern lights

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  • Aurora australis — Aurora Au*ro ra, n.; pl. E. {Auroras}, L. (rarely used) {Auror[ae]}. [L. aurora, for ausosa, akin to Gr. ?, ?, dawn, Skr. ushas, and E. east.] 1. The rising light of the morning; the dawn of day; the redness of the sky just before the sun rises.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aurora australis — [ô strā′lis] n. [L, lit., southern aurora: see AURORA1 & AUSTRAL] luminous phenomena similar to the aurora borealis, visible in a zone around the south magnetic pole; southern lights …   English World dictionary

  • Aurōra austrālis — (Australlicht), Südlicht; A. borealis, Nordlicht, s. Polarlicht …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Aurora Australis — Polarlichtbänder grünes Polarlicht …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Aurora australis — Polarlichtbänder grünes Polarlicht …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Aurora Australis —    Light radiated by atoms and ions in the ionosphere interacting with the planets gravitational field, usually seen at the magnetic North and South poles. Aurora Borealis is the aurora in the norhtern hemisphere, and Aurora Australis is the… …   The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology

  • Aurora australis — pietų pašvaistė statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. aurora australis; southern light vok. Aurora australis, f; Südlicht, n rus. южное сияние, n pranc. aurore australe, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • aurora australis — pietų pašvaistė statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. aurora australis; southern light vok. Aurora australis, f; Südlicht, n rus. южное сияние, n pranc. aurore australe, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Aurora australis — Südpolarlicht; Südlicht * * * Aurora australis,   Aurora borealis, südliches und nördliches Polarlicht …   Universal-Lexikon

  • aurora australis — /aw stray lis/, Meteorol. the aurora of the Southern Hemisphere. Also called southern lights. [1735 45; < NL: southern aurora; see AUSTRAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • aurora australis —    (aw ROH rah aw STRAH liss) [New Latin] The southern lights; the aurora of the Southern Hemisphere.    See also aurora borealis …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

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