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Aurora Borealis

Nature volume 6, page 515 | Download Citation

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ON Saturday, Oct. 6, I was walking in our large playground with a friend, about 8.40 P.M., when we saw above us a magnificent red “way” whose direction was E.N.E. When we first looked, this broad band was bifurcated towards the E. end, one fork going more to the east, and the other to the north. In a minute or two this bifurcation disappeared, and in three minutes more the whole had disappeared, leaving the sky as before, It could be nothing but an aurora; at any rate, it was not the light of any fire, it was too magnificent, and for the time that it lasted of too great a length. I took no notes at the time, but feel that I have given you a correct account of the phenomenon, as far as it goes.

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  1. Christ's Hospital, Oct. 20

    • F. JEFFREY BELL

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