Although auroras happen all year round, the best time to see them in New Zealand is during the winter months (March to September). The widest part of the aurora is when the sun is on the opposite side of the Earth to where you are, so around midnight is best.
Hereof, what is the name of the Southern Lights?
Polar lights (aurora polaris) are a natural phenomenon found in both the northern and southern hemispheres that can be truly awe inspiring. Northern lights are also called by their scientific name, aurora borealis, and southern lights are called aurora australis.
Where can I see the aurora australis?
The aurora australis is the southern cousin to the northern lights
- Queenstown, New Zealand.
- Mount Wellington, Tasmania.
- Victoria, Australia.
- Antarctica & South Georgia Island.
What is the other name for the aurora australis?
Aurora australis (also known as the southern lights, and southern polar lights) is the southern hemisphere counterpart to the aurora borealis. In the sky, an aurora australis takes the shape of a curtain of light, or a sheet, or a diffuse glow; it most often is green, sometimes red, and occasionally other colors too.