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

1996 June 9 UTC
(S46.4 E169.8) - Otekura, South Otago, New Zealand
1000 Bright in south all evening. Some cloud but sure there was movement.
1350 Pink in south and movement again.
(S46.5 E169.7) - Owaka, South Otago, New Zealand
1615 - 1630 Glow with red, orange and yellow with white.
1631 Band that came and went very quickly.
1632 - 1700 Continuation of glow with red, orange and yellow with white.

1996 June 11 UTC
(S77.9 E166.8) - Scott Base, Antarctica
0545 Aurora seen (no details)
1230 - 1245 Rayed band. White and not very bright. Rays were moving rapidly; changes over
5 second intervals. Aurora was already present when noticed. Faded after 15 minutes.

1996 June 16 UTC
(S46.4 E169.8) - Otekura, South Otago, New Zealand
1320 Sky was bright in south-east through south to south-west. Green seen through cloud between showers. Later before dawn, pink suspected in south.