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the aurora australisnoun [S]

uk   /əˌrɔː.rə.ɒsˈtreɪ.lɪs/  us   /-ˌrɔːr.ə.ɔːˈstreɪ-/ (also the Southern Lights)
a ​pattern of ​differentlycolouredlights that are sometimes ​seen in the ​nightsky in the most ​southernparts of the ​world
(Definition of the aurora australis from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) 南极光…
in Chinese (Traditional) 南極光…
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