A G2 storm with a southerly Bz of -19nT on Oct 02 looked as if there may have been auroral
activity but no reports have been received, perhaps due to poor sky conditions.
1854) and the North Pole (1818; 1827; 1875-76), which were seen as valuable opportunities for scientist-expeditioners to collect magnetic and auroral
data in observatories.
The aurorae appear over the Earth's polar regions in the auroral
ovals, which is easier to write than to say.
This section also includes Birkeland's first major auroral
expedition, undertaken in the winter of 1899--1900, when he was thirty-two.
Had these lively auroral
fairies marched across the fiord on the top of the bow instead of shuffling along the under side of it, one might have fancied they were a happy band of spirit people on a journey making use of the splendid bow for a bridge.
The necklace lights we see around the earth's magnetic poles are caused by this increase of atomic particles charging Earth's magnetic field and creating an auroral
oval of high-altitude gases.
The Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, established in November 1956 within 1,000 yards of the geographic South Pole, was the site of research on glacial conditions, the effects of ionospheric activity, and auroral
storms -- the ghostly and etheral phenomenon that now and then whips up the polar skies -- probably originate in the outer space about 60,000 kilometers from the nocturnal face of the earth, according to scientists at Kyushu University.
ovals, some 100 to 1,000 km (62 to 620 mi) over our heads, high-energy electrons from solar plasma collide with air molecules in Earth's upper atmosphere.
As solar particles hit Earth and enter the magnetosphere, they create an invisible, circulating flow of charged particles, called the auroral
current, around the polar regions of the Earth.
Mrs Bjerregaard was not therefore in a position to guarantee the implementation of the recommendations put forward by the rapporteur: she was unable to accede to the Mrs Theorin's request that the Commission draw up a Green Paper on military activities with an environmental impact, or her calls for a report on the impact on the environment and public health of the Antarctic HAARP programme (High Frequency Active Auroral