AURORA and SOLAR SECTION
ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY of NEW ZEALAND
REPORTS OF AURORA AUSTRALIS SEEN DURING
1998 FEBRUARY

All dates and times UTC

Feb 9 1300 Light green colour low in south. Moon fairly bright but southerly glow looked wrong colour for moonlight.
                (S45.1 E171.0) - Oamaru, North Otago, New Zealand

Feb 17 1000 Glow visible before cloud moved in.
                (S45.8 E169.3) - Heriot, West Otago, New Zealand

Feb 18 0917 Glow 11 above horizon, S to SW.
                (S45.3 E169.4) - Alexandra, Central Otago, New Zealand
            1230 Bright glow SE to SW, IBC 3.
                (S46.4 E169.8) - Otekura, South Otago, New Zealand

Feb 19 1030 Glow in SW. One ray shot up quite high.
                (S45.8 E169.3) - Heriot, West Otago, New Zealand

Feb 20 1145 A bright white patch and one green ray to nearly the zenith.
                (S46.4 E169.8) - Otekura, South Otago, New Zealand

Feb 22 1100 Bright in S and SW.
                (S46.4 E169.8) - Otekura, South Otago, New Zealand

Feb 28 0910 Faint, white to green glow in S.
                (S46.9 E168.1) - Half Moon Bay, Stewart Is, New Zealand