The Recent Aurora

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A RATHER uncommon display of aurora was seen here last evening, from about 7.15 to 7.40 p.m. Large patches of light, brilliantly white, were seen in the south and south-east, at a rough guess, extending from 10° to 15° in length and breadth, sometimes shifting quickly from place to place, at others remaining stationary for a minute or two, but not attaining a greater average altitude than 30° or 40° from the horizon. They were slightly convex at the base, giving the appearance of a bank of clouds below. On looking to the north, a long, low arch of light was visible, with one or two long streamers, which rapidly disappeared, but the brilliancy was nothing compared with the patches before mentioned.

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BROWN, E. The Recent Aurora. Nature 26, 549 (1882). https://doi.org/10.1038/026549d0

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