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Re: Old Space Weather: sightings of aurorae and sunspots
« Reply #195 on: July 26, 2016, 05:32:38 pm »
USCGS Patterson
Barlow Cove, Alaska (58.36N 134.89N)
10 September 1890

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Brilliant display of aurora borrealis.

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Re: Old Space Weather: sightings of aurorae and sunspots
« Reply #196 on: July 30, 2016, 07:12:05 pm »
And finally!!!
Here's my blog The USS Jeannette: Arctic explorer and Space Weather pioneer - with a FREE link to the article. :D

Outstanding, Magnificent, Wonderful,....!   ;)

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Re: Old Space Weather: sightings of aurorae and sunspots
« Reply #197 on: August 29, 2016, 09:08:02 pm »
USCGS Patterson 28 Sept 1892 off Alert Bay, BC, Canada. 8 PM to Midnight:

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Re: Old Space Weather: sightings of aurorae and sunspots
« Reply #198 on: November 20, 2016, 12:09:07 am »
Thetis March 1, 1908
55 38 30N, 135 28 00W

8pm to midnight
Aurora Borealis occured at intervals during the watch.

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Re: Old Space Weather: sightings of aurorae and sunspots
« Reply #199 on: February 11, 2017, 02:09:32 pm »
Just a quick update on the ships' logs / aurora project. I was invited to give a presentation at yesterday's specialist meeting at the Royal Astronomical Society on "Understanding the Space Environment Before the Space Age". My talk was a summary of the Jeannette aurora observations with some plots and graphs, It seemed to go down well (thank goodness!) I answered lots of questions afterwards about Old Weather and the transcription process and the dates of the voyages and other ships on the site etc. I've put a summary of my talk and slides here.

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Re: Old Space Weather: sightings of aurorae and sunspots
« Reply #200 on: February 11, 2017, 02:18:22 pm »
Wonderful!
Thanks, jules!

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Re: Old Space Weather: sightings of aurorae and sunspots
« Reply #201 on: February 11, 2017, 03:37:25 pm »
I've put a summary of my talk and slides here.

Thanks for posting! It's a fascinating topic, and great to see how the work on OldWeather gets put to use.  8)

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Re: Old Space Weather: sightings of aurorae and sunspots
« Reply #202 on: February 11, 2017, 09:31:12 pm »
Thanks Jules. Well done.  :)

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Re: Old Space Weather: sightings of aurorae and sunspots
« Reply #203 on: February 11, 2017, 10:55:39 pm »
Oh nice!! Thank you Jules.  :D
(John Fairweather (didn't manage to get there in the end) told me that you'd spoken at the RAS/Astrofest.)

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Re: Old Space Weather: sightings of aurorae and sunspots
« Reply #204 on: February 12, 2017, 08:05:02 pm »
Waaaaay Coooool! Nice job, Jules.   ;D

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Re: Old Space Weather: sightings of aurorae and sunspots
« Reply #205 on: February 13, 2017, 02:41:33 pm »
Thanks Jules.
Lovely to see a Journey Plotter map has featured at the Royal Astronomical Society. :D

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Re: Old Space Weather: sightings of aurorae and sunspots
« Reply #206 on: June 06, 2017, 08:08:44 pm »
The 'Bear'. Wednesday September 9th 1914.
https://catalog.archives.gov/OpaAPI/media/23695631/content/dc-metro/rg-026/585454/0002/Bear-b355/Bear-b355_0309.JPG

Location at 8 a.m: Herald Island is WNW - 10 miles.

Mid.- 4a.m.
Observed light bands of the aurora borealis extending from NW'd to the zenith.


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Re: Old Space Weather: sightings of aurorae and sunspots
« Reply #207 on: June 06, 2017, 11:58:03 pm »
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Subtype Aurorae ?
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