aurora australis

noun Meteorology.
the aurora of the Southern Hemisphere.
Also called southern lights.

1735–45; < Neo-Latin: southern aurora; see austral Unabridged
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aurora australis (ɒˈstreɪlɪs)
(sometimes capital) Also called: southern lights the aurora seen around the South Pole
[New Latin: southern aurora]

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