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English definition of “the aurora australis”

the aurora australis

noun [S]     /əˌrɔː.rə.ɒsˈtreɪ.lɪs/ US  /-ˌrɔːr.ə.ɔːˈstreɪ-/ (also the Southern Lights)
a pattern of differently coloured lights that are sometimes seen in the night sky in the most southern parts of the world → Compare the aurora borealisWeather and climate - general words
(Definition of the aurora australis noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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