AURORA and SOLAR SECTION
ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY of NEW ZEALAND
REPORTS OF AURORA AUSTRALIS SEEN DURING
2007 MARCH

Mar 24 NTR Visible for several hours.
                (S44.0 E170.5) - Tekapo, Canterbury, New Zealand
            08:30 Quiet arc with no obvious colour. Azimuth 60 to 260, elevation 8. IBC 1 (brighter than the Milky Way).
            08:50 Suddenly bright, white rays erupted to elevation 20 right along the arc but more so E of S.
            08:55 The bright rays died down but faint ones remained.
            09:00 No change. Ceased observing.
                (S46.4 E168.3) - Otatara, Invercargill, New Zealand
            09:15 Whitish/green with a little blue, rayed arc, sometimes a double arc with the rays reaching higher than elevation of 60.
                (S46.4 E168.4) - Myross Bush, Southland, New Zealand
            09:30 Really came 'alive' at this time with flaming.
                (S46.2 E168.4) - Browns, Southland, New Zealand
                       Band, then increased in activity with wide rays ('streamers') twice as high as the band. "At one stage there was quite a dense roll at the top of the glow lasting about 45 seconds." It was a cream colour with some people seeing a little green.
Only photos brought out the red and other colours.
                (S43.5 E172.3) - West Melton, Canterbury, New Zealand
            09:35 White with numerous rays, some up to 60 elevation. Some brief very bright rays and some flaming.
                (S46.5 E168.4) - Invercargill, New Zealand
            09:40 Started to fade.
                (S46.2 E168.4) - Browns, Southland, New Zealand
            09:45 Greenish glow with rays in south and west. It fluctuated in brightness.
                (S46.2 E168.1) - Evening Cove, Stewart Island, New Zealand
            09:50 Aurora with rays.
                (S46.2 E168.1) - Leask Bay, Stewart Island, New Zealand
            10:00 Started to fade.
                (S43.5 E172.3) - West Melton, Canterbury, New Zealand
                      Vertical rays seen.
                (S41.5 E174.8) - Sinclair Head, Wellington, New Zealand
            10:05 Faded to a quiet glow.
                (S46.5 E168.4) - Invercargill, New Zealand
                      Ceased observing.
                (S46.2 E168.1) - Evening Cove, Stewart Island, New Zealand