Portuguese eyewitness accounts of the great space weather event of 1582

  title={Portuguese eyewitness accounts of the great space weather event of 1582},
  author={V{\'i}ctor Manuel S{\'a}nchez Carrasco and Jos{\'e} Manuel Vaquero},
  journal={Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate},
Newly discovered descriptions about the great aurora observed in March 1582 are presented in this work. These records were made by Portuguese observers from Lisbon. Both records described the aurora like a great fire in the northern part of the sky. It was observed during three consecutive nights, according to one of the sources. Thus, we present a discussion of these auroral records in order to complement other works that studied the aurora sighted in March 1582. 
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