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

All dates and times UTC

Jan 4   10:00 Wide green band between clouds.
                (S46.4 E169.8) - Otekura, South Otago, New Zealand

Jan 21 14:00 Glow SE to SW to 15 elev. Confirmed with spectroscope.
                (S45.8 E169.3) - Edievale, West Otago, New Zealand

Jan 22 12:45 Sky mostly overcast but faint glow along horizon. Confirmed with spectroscope.
                (S45.8 E169.3) - Edievale, West Otago, New Zealand

Jan 24 10:10 Green glow az 160 to 250, to 30 elev. IBC 3.
            10:20 Most of green colour gone. Elev now 20. IBC 2.
                (S46.4 E168.3) - Otatara, Invercargill, New Zealand
            12:20 Wide green band above south hill.
                (S46.4 E169.8) - Otekura, South Otago, New Zealand

Jan 31 10:30 Broad, bluish-white arc of some 80 width between 150 and 230 az, to elev 5.
                (S45.9 E168.8) - Pyramid Siding, Southland, New Zealand