On Sunday, scientists will be able to watch the Aurora Borelitt and New Horizons in the first minute of the next two-minute Aurora Australys flybys.
The first five minutes of a flyby of the New Horizon is expected to start at 12:55 p.m. local time.
That means scientists in the southern hemisphere can watch the New Frontiers pass close by at 1:18 p., which will give them a chance to observe the Aurora.
If they miss the window of opportunity, they will be left to wait for the second half of the flyby at 1 p.
The New Horizons spacecraft, which was launched in January 2004, is scheduled to enter the atmosphere at 9:19 p.