Celsius' Aurora Borealis Research
are a gorgeous phenomenon that
occur when charged protons and electrons are emitted from the sun.
These protons and electrons are also referred to as solar wind, which
intrude through the Earth's magnetic shield. Once this solar wind makes
it through, it interferes with molecules and atoms in our atmosphere.
This interference causes bursts of light, which is what we see in the
sky. These displays happen in the polar regions and can range in color
from green to red to purple and pink.
collection of 316 observations of the
aurora borealis. These observations were made by himself and other
reserchers between the years 1716-1732. In these oberservations,
Celsius noticed that there were significant magnetic fluctuations
happening whenever the aurora was viewed. He was the first to make this
connection and suggest that the aurora borealis and the Earth's
magnetic field were related. Later scientists have studied Celsius'
observations and expanded on his theories to what we now understand the
aurora borealis to be.