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Last Post 3/22/2013 10:02 AM by  Emilia Kilpua
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3/22/2013 8:17 AM
    My name is Bryce and I am an eigth grade student. I would like to know how far south the Aurora has been spotted in the hitsory of mankind.

    Emilia Kilpua

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    3/22/2013 10:02 AM

    Hi Bryce!

    The more intense the magnetospheric storm is, the further south auroras can be seen (they appear in a zone called auroral oval). The biggest storm known so far is the so-called Carrington storm in 1859. Then auroras were reported as south as in Caribbean and in Hawaii.


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