AURORA and SOLAR SECTION
ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY of NEW ZEALAND
REPORTS OF AURORA AUSTRALIS SEEN DURING
1996 AUGUST

1996 August 2 UTC
(S77.9 E166.8) - near Scott Base, Antarctica
0805 White feeble glow resembling sunrise to the south encompassing the whole southern sky with areas of diffuse luminous surfaces.

1996 August 3 UTC
(S77.9 E166.8) - near Scott Base, Antarctica
0410 Spectacular display in the south with homogeneous bands with some ray structures. Lower border was irregular and sharp. Sections of the structure would appear to move quite quickly across the sky from an east to a westerly direction. Some of the features of the display showed quite long rays.

1996 August 13 UTC
(S46.4 E169.8) - Otekura,South Otago, New Zealand
0900 - 1100 Very bright above the hills all evening, S to SW.
1627 Very bright S and SW. Mostly green with white patches.

1996 August 16 UTC
(S46.4 E169.8) - Otekura, South Otago, New Zealand
1350 and 1615 Green, white and pink between cloud and hill among lighter cloud. Possibly one ray.