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

All dates and times UTC

Jan 24 1045 - 1130 Light green glow in S. No structure. It brightened and dimmed, and expanded and contracted. As it got brighter, distant trees were silhouetted.
                (S43.5 E172.3) - Rolleston, Canterbury, New Zealand

Jan 30 1200 Glow.
                (S45.8 E169.3) - Heriot, West Otago, New Zealand
            1345 Greenish glow along horizon SE to SW. No activity. Auroral line seen in spectroscope. IBC 2.
            1355 Sudden ray just E of S to alt 20.
            1400 Glow as at 1345, but no more rays.
            1415 Glow faded to IBC 1. Ceased observing.
                (S45.8 E169.3) - Edievale, West Otago, New Zealand