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

1996 July 3 UTC
(S46.4 E169.8) - Otekura, South Otago, New Zealand
1607 White glow in south.
1653 Pink glow in south.

1996 July 4 UTC
(S77.9 E166.8) - near Scott Base, Antarctica
2200 Green homogeneous band E - S - W at "fairly" low altitude.

1996 July 9 UTC
(S77.9 E166.8) - Scott Base, Antarctica
2100 White multiple rayed arcs N - S at a very high altitude. Not very distinct nor bright.

1996 July 16 UTC
(S46.4 E169.8) - Otekura, South Otago, New Zealand
1516 Wide rays at first green, but two minutes later a deep pink, yet very little movement. SSE - S - SW. (Cloudy elsewhere.)
1819 Still bright behind thin cloud.

1996 July 23 UTC
(S46.4 E169.8) - Otekura, South Otago, New Zealand
1000 - 1200 Bright during evening SE - S - SW.
(S77.9 E166.8) - Scott Base, Antarctica
1100 Quite bright curtain arcs with ray structures N - S.
(S46.4 E169.8) - Otekura, South Otago, New Zealand
1319 Very bright through cloud S - SW.
1739 Very bright through cloud. Two big white patches in SW between clouds. Rather unusual.

1996 July 30 UTC
(S46.2 E167.7) - Clifden, Southland, New Zealand
0900 Flickering lights in SW sky.