AURORA and SOLAR SECTION
ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY of NEW ZEALAND
REPORTS OF AURORA AUSTRALIS SEEN DURING
2001 DECEMBER

All dates and times UTC

Dec 5 approx. 10:00 Very bright mauve glow seen high up in the S and E between clouds.
            14:00 Still very bright but more whitish.
                (S46.4 E169.8) - Otekura, South Otago, New Zealand

Dec 10 10:05 Bright green glow between hill and cloud in S.
                (S46.4 E169.8) - Otekura, South Otago, New Zealand

Dec 12 12:45 Glow SE to SW to 20 elev.
            14:45 to 15:00 Glow more widespread.
                (S45.8 E169.3) - Edievale, West Otago, New Zealand

Dec 15 09:45 to 11:00 Strong glow in S to about 10 elev. White with faint red scattered amongst it.
                (S45.1 E171.0) - Oamaru, North Otago, New Zealand
            12:10 Faint glow SE to SW confirmed with spectroscope.
                (S45.8 E169.3) - Edievale, West Otago, New Zealand
            12:35 White glow between clouds.
                (S46.4 E169.8) - Otekura, South Otago, New Zealand
            14:45 to 15:00 Glow still visible to 15 elev. Still faint line in spectroscope.
                (S45.8 E169.3) - Edievale, West Otago, New Zealand

Dec 24 approx. 10:00 Green glow between hill and cloud.
                (S46.4 E169.8) - Otekura, South Otago, New Zealand
            14:45 to 15:00 Faint glow to about 10 in S confirmed with spectroscope. Overcast elsewhere.
                (S45.8 E169.3) - Edievale, West Otago, New Zealand