Earliest documented aurora found in ancient Chinese text


The northern lights over Greenland. The oldest documented observation of an aurora may date to the early 10th century B.C. The earliest documented case of an aurora, the fleeting but brilliantly colored lights that sometimes illuminate the night sky, dates to the early 10th century B.C., a new study on an ancient Chinese text reveals. The text describes "five-colored light" witnessed in the nort...

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