Definition of Southern Lights in English:

Southern Lights

plural noun

  • Another name for the aurora australis.

    See aurora
    • ‘I saw the Southern Lights last August in Alexandra, NZ.’
    • ‘My mum has seen the Southern Lights 4 or 5 times in her life.’
    • ‘The ceiling near the entrance portrays two spectacular phenomena of southern skies - the Southern Cross and Aurora Australis, the Southern Lights.’
    • ‘This view of the Aurora Australis, or Southern Lights, which was photographed by an astronaut aboard Space Shuttle Discovery in 1991, shows a spiked band of red and green aurora above the Earth's Limb.’
    • ‘His current interests include the simulation of light interaction with plants, as well as the dynamic simulation of the Aurora, better known as the Northern and Southern Lights.’


Southern Lights