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

All dates and times UTC

Sep 8 approx 08:00 to 10:00 Aurora seen to elev 30. No particular colour.
                (S45.5 E170.1) - Middlemarch, Central Otago, New Zealand

Sep 10 07:30 to 09:30 White, quite strong glow with traces of red, in south to about 10 elev.
            09:30 Glow starting to fade.
                (S45.1 E171.0) - Oamaru, North Otago, New Zealand

Sep 12 07:45 to 09:30 Strong glow in south to about 12 elev.
                (S45.1 E171.0) - Oamaru, North Otago, New Zealand
            08:00 Faint glow SE to SW, IBC 1. Confirmed with spectroscope.
            08:30 Glow faded. Ceased observing.
                (S45.8 E169.3) - Edievale, West Otago, New Zealand
            09:30 Glow increased is size and traces of red seen.
            09:45 Suspected some rays. Ceased observing.
                (S45.1 E171.0) - Oamaru, North Otago, New Zealand
            13:30 Faint glow SE to SW, IBC 1.
            15:00 Sky clear, no aurora.
                (S45.8 E169.3) - Edievale, West Otago, New Zealand

Sep 13 10:15 to 10:45 White glow to south.
                (S46.9 E168.1) - Half Moon Bay, Stewart Is, New Zealand

Sep 15 13:00 Sky through gaps in cloud appeared to be brighter than the previous night.
                (S45.2 E171.2) - Herbert, North Otago, New Zealand

Sep 17 approx 10:00 Large white patch seen between cloud in south.
                (S46.4 E169.8) - Otekura, South Otago, New Zealand
            13:00 Glow in south, IBC 1.
            15:00 No aurora.
                (S45.8 E169.3) - Edievale, West Otago, New Zealand

Sep 22 11:30 Sky partly cloudy. Glow SE to SW to about 15 elev, IBC 1. Confirmed with spectroscope.
                (S45.8 E169.3) - Edievale, West Otago, New Zealand

Sep 26 10:10 Distinct glow silhouetted clouds due south not seen earlier in the evening. Then weak rays appeared reaching to 20 elev and then faded away.
                (S40.3 E175.4) - Glen Oroua, Manawatu, New Zealand