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A remarkable display of the Northern Lights is seen in Europe and North America

Astronomy, iconic image
08/28/1859 to 08/29/1859
A remarkable display of the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights was observed across the northern latitudes in Europe and North America.  Near London, at one a.m. local time, the lights extended to three quarters of the northern sky with a brightness not seen in living memory.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
 The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1859 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1860), 128-129.

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