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

All dates and times UTC

Jul 2 14:16 Movement through light cloud. Two white rays shot up to not too far from zenith. Didn't last long. Also pink glow in S and SW.
                (S46.4 E169.8) - Otekura, South Otago, New Zealand

Jul 14 15:30 Green and pink band in S.
                (S46.4 E169.8) - Otekura, South Otago, New Zealand

Jul 15 06:57 Noticed massive pink patch in S. Darker at base and a mix of pink/red/green at top. IBC 2.
            08:00 Same except spread to SE and a little brighter. IBC 3.
            08:30 Faded in E and darker at base. Suspect arc appearing.
            09:00 Faded considerably and lost colour.
            09:30 Same.
                (S45.1 E171.0) - Oamaru, North Otago, New Zealand {Observer 1}
            12:00 to 13:00 Glow reached top of False Cross which was in S. White with light green.
                (S45.1 E171.0) - Oamaru, North Otago, New Zealand {Observer 2}

Jul 18 16:50 Very bright through cloud in S.
                (S46.4 E169.8) - Otekura, South Otago, New Zealand

Jul 24 Approx. 10:00 and 13:00 Suspect glow in S. Moon making observation difficult.
                (S46.4 E169.8) - Otekura, South Otago, New Zealand

Jul 25 17:15 Green band in SE and S.
                (S46.4 E169.8) - Otekura, South Otago, New Zealand

Jul 31 17:30 Fast moving rays to N; visible in moonlight.
                (S77.9 E166.8) - McMurdo - Scott Base road, Antarctica
            20:00 Fast moving rays to N; visible in moonlight and dim twilight.
                (S77.9 E166.8) - 20 km S of Scott Base, Antarctica