AURORA and SOLAR SECTION
ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY of NEW ZEALAND
REPORTS OF AURORA AUSTRALIS SEEN DURING
2002 JANUARY

All dates and times UTC

Jan 7 approx. 10:00 Bright white glow between clouds to about 60 elev.
                (S46.4 E169.8) - Otekura, South Otago, New Zealand

Jan 11 09:30 to 11:00 Whitish glow in south.
                (S42.3 E171.1) - Greymouth, New Zealand
            12:15 Glow in south. Sky mostly overcast.
            13:45 to 14:00 Still mostly overcast. Faint line in spectroscope.
                (S45.8 E169.3) - Edievale, West Otago, New Zealand

Jan 13 11:50 Glow SE to SW to 45 elev. IBC 2. Broad rays in SE and due S. Hint of red in SW and W. Rays varied in intensity.
            12:30 Similar.
            13:15 Glow but no rays.
            13:45 to 14:00 Glow faded.
                (S45.8 E169.3) - Edievale, West Otago, New Zealand

Jan 14 10:50 Glow SE to SW; brightest in SW. To 15 elev in S. Faint line in spectroscope.
            11:06 Similar.
            12:15 Similar.
            13:45 to 14:00 Similar. Spectroscope line now brighter. In S and SW glow fainter.
                (S45.8 E169.3) - Edievale, West Otago, New Zealand

Jan 18 11:04 Yellow rayed arc IBC 3.
                (S47.0 E167.7) - Mason Bay, Stewart Is, New Zealand
            13:45 White glow in south. IBC 3.
                (S46.9 E168.1) - Half Moon Bay, Stewart Is, New Zealand
            15:10 Very bright white glow with greenish tinge between clouds.
                (S46.4 E169.8) - Otekura, South Otago, New Zealand