Articles | Volume 19, issue 7
31 Jul 2001
 | 31 Jul 2001

Letter to the Editor
Two early observations of aurora at low latitudes

J. M. Vaquero and M. C. Gallego

Abstract. It is the purpose of this paper to present evidence concerning the observation of aurorae in the years 880 AD and 942 AD recorded by Arabs from the Iberian Peninsula and the north of Africa.

Key words. Meteorology and atmospheric dynamics (general or miscellaneous) – Atmospheric composition and structure (airglow and aurora) – Magnetospheric physics (auroral phenomena)