AURORA and SOLAR SECTION
ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY of NEW ZEALAND
REPORTS OF AURORA AUSTRALIS SEEN DURING
1999 JANUARY

All dates and times UTC

Jan 4 12:00 to 13:00 Pale greenish-white glow SE to SW, elev. 15. IBC 2.
                (S45.9 E170.5) - Dunedin, New Zealand

Jan 11 11:20 to 11:45 General whitish glow SSE to W, elev. 35. Faded steadily during observing period.
                (S41.5 E147.2) - Norwood, Tasmania, Australia

Jan 13 13:45 to 14:00 Faint glow in south confirmed with spectroscope.
                (S45.8 E169.3) - Edievale, West Otago, New Zealand

Jan 14 12:34 General domed very faint glow. No colour. Faded after a few minutes.
            13:02 Glow possibly green/grey then faded after about 4 minutes.
            13:20 Very faint grey/white glow possibly detected.
            14:28 Pink colour in faint, wide glowing column for about 20 s to less than 20 elev.
                (S35.0 E138 ) - Myponga, South Australia

Jan 16 9:30 Glow
            13:00 White band.
                (S46.4 E169.8) - Otekura, South Otago, New Zealand

Jan 17 10:30 Bright white glow.
            12:20 Suspected green glow in south.
                (S46.4 E169.8) - Otekura, South Otago, New Zealand

Jan 21 10:40 Bright (IBC 2) white glow SE to SW, elev. 45. Lasted about 5 minutes.
                (S45.7 E168.9) - Waikaia, northern Southland, New Zealand

Jan 29 14:10 Light green glow in south, elev. 7.
                (S45.1 E171.0) - Oamaru, North Otago, New Zealand