- the aurora of the Southern Hemisphere.
Origin of aurora australis
1735–45; < New Latin: southern aurora; see austral1
Also called southern lights.
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- (sometimes capital) the aurora seen around the South PoleAlso called: southern lights
Word Origin for aurora australis
New Latin: southern aurora
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