AURORA and SOLAR SECTION
ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY of NEW ZEALAND
REPORTS OF AURORA AUSTRALIS SEEN DURING
2004 MARCH

Mar 9 10:00 approx. Green and white glow in S.
                (S46.4 E169.8) Otekura, South Otago, New Zealand

Mar 10 10:00 approx. Extensive green glow in S.
                (S46.4 E169.8) Otekura, South Otago, New Zealand

Mar 21 10:15 Glow SE to SW. IBC 1. Confirmed in spectroscope.
            10:30 Similar glow. Partly cloudy.
            11:00 Glow now lower; lying along horizon.
            12:00 Sky now clear but no aurora visible.
            14:45 to 15:00 Sky now clear but no aurora visible.
                (S45.8 E169.3) - Edievale, West Otago, New Zealand

Mar 22 11:30 Sky green between top of hills and clouds.
                (S46.4 E169.8) Otekura, South Otago, New Zealand

Mar 24 13:30 Green glow between light cloud with a few red rays. Also some white colouring. Very attractive aurora with some slowish movement.
                S46.4 E169.8) Otekura, South Otago, New Zealand

Mar 27 07:50 to 08:30 Diffuse glow, with colour varying, to 40 elev. The glow came and went for awhile. Every now and again it would give a nice pulse of pink colour. Brightest in SE quarter of sky.
                (S40.5 E177.0) Hastings, New Zealand

Mar 31 07:45 to 09:30 While looking for Comet 2001 Q4 NEAT, noticed a strong glow in the S to about 8 elev. despite glow from Moon.
                (S45.1 E171.0) - Oamaru, North Otago, New Zealand