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Is there a Southern Lights?
Last Updated: 21st June, 2020
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In this way, when can you see the Southern Lights?
The Southern Lights are best viewed on dark, clear nights. Winter is generally best since the nights are longer. In the Southern Hemisphere, that is generally between March to September. That said, aurora are unpredictable and sporadic.
Subsequently, question is, 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.
Secondly, where is the best place to see the Southern Lights?
Here are the five best spots in the world where travelers can get a great view of the elusive southern lights.
- Wilsons Promontory, Australia.
- Cockle Creek, Tasmania.
- Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve, New Zealand.
- Ushuaia, Argentina.
- South Georgia Island and the South Sandwich Islands.
Are the southern lights the same as the northern lights?
Spoiler alert: both northern and southern lights are both types of Auroras. The main difference? One occurs near the south pole, and the others at the north. The scientific name for the northern lights is Aurora Borealis, while the scientific name for the southern lights is Aurora Australis.