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October 16, 2017
Scientists model magnetic storm that inspired red aurora over Kyoto
Washington (UPI) Oct 3, 2017
Scientists have modeled the extreme storm that triggered a vibrant red aurora atop Kyoto, Japan, in 1770. Researchers used historic accounts of the electromagnetic light show to estimate the storm's strength. Recently, scientists at Tokyo's National Institute of Japanese Literature and National Institute for Polar Research got the opportunity to analyze an ancient painting of a red aurora that flashed across the skies of Kyoto on Sept. 17, 1770. The painting and associated commentary was includ ... read more

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