AURORA and SOLAR SECTION
ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY of NEW ZEALAND
REPORTS OF AURORA AUSTRALIS SEEN DURING
2000 DECEMBER

All dates and times UTC

Dec 3  13:45 to 14:00 Faint glow SSE to SSW, IBC 1. Confirmed with spectroscope.
                (S45.8 E169.3) - Edievale, West Otago, New Zealand

Dec 23 12:00 to 12:15 Glow SE to SW to 20 elev. Brightest on horizon. IBC 2 to 3.
            12:45 Similar.
            13:45 to 14:00 Glow fainter but still visible.
                (S45.8 E169.3) - Edievale, West Otago, New Zealand

Dec 24 12:00 to 12:30 Glow and a couple of rays. Raining at the time but clear in the south.
                (S46.9 E168.1) - Half Moon Bay, Stewart Is, New Zealand

Dec 26 approx. 09:30 Rosy glow to 10 in S. Lasted about 20 minutes.
                (S41.3 E173.2) - Hope, Nelson, New Zealand