The Grand Aurorae Borealis Seen in Colombia in 1859

  title={The Grand Aurorae Borealis Seen in Colombia in 1859},
  author={F. C{\'a}rdenas and S. S{\'a}nchez and S. Domínguez},
  journal={Advances in Space Research},
  • F. Cárdenas, S. Sánchez, S. Domínguez
  • Published 2016
  • Geography, Physics
  • Advances in Space Research
  • Abstract On Thursday, September 1, 1859, the British astronomer Richard Carrington, for the first time ever, observes a spectacular gleam of visible light on the surface of the solar disk, the photosphere. The Carrington Event, as it is nowadays known by scientists, occurred because of the high solar activity that had visible consequences on Earth, in particular reports of outstanding aurorae activity that amazed thousands of people in the western hemisphere during the dawn of September 2. The… CONTINUE READING
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