Low Altitude Aurora


MR. AXEL COBLIN 1 has described an observation which has convinced him that the aurora can appear under the clouds. I have also observed a similar phenomenon; but in circumstances which made it possible for me to convince myself that the whole effect was an illusion and that the aurora was above and not below the clouds.


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    NATURE, April 11, p. 553.

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    NATURE, Mar. 7, p. 341.

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    Phil. Trans. Boy. Soc., A, vol. 205, pp. 61–97 ; 1905.

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SIMPSON, G. Low Altitude Aurora. Nature 127, 663 (1931). https://doi.org/10.1038/127663a0

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