the Southern Lights

plural noun

Definition of the Southern Lights

: large areas of green, red, blue, or yellow light that sometimes appear in the night sky in far southern regions

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“The Southern Lights.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20Southern%20Lights. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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