AURORA and SOLAR SECTION
ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY of NEW ZEALAND
REPORTS OF AURORA AUSTRALIS SEEN DURING
1997 DECEMBER

All dates and times UTC

Dec   8 1200 - 1230 Light green glow seen through cloud gaps.
                (S45.1 E171.0) - Oamaru, North Otago, New Zealand
            1400 Faint glow through thin cloud.
                (S45.8 E169.3) - Edievale, West Otago, New Zealand

Dec 10 1000 Small, white rayed band in S.
            1440-1455 White rays to alt approx. 45, possibly tinged with pink and green.
                (S46.4 E169.8) - Otekura, South Otago, New Zealand

Dec 30 1145 Glow az 190 - 230, alt 10. Faint but clouds appeared silhouetted in front of it. (IBC 1)
            1200 Similar but only alt 7.
                (S46.5 E168.3) - Otatara, Invercargill, New Zealand