JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

Presentation information

[EE] Oral

P (Space and Planetary Sciences) » P-EM Solar-Terrestrial Sciences, Space Electromagnetism & Space Environment

[P-EM12] [EE] Space Weather, Space Climate, VarSITI

Mon. May 22, 2017 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM A01 (Tokyo Bay Makuhari Hall)

convener:Ryuho Kataoka(National Institute of Polar Research), Antti A Pulkkinen(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), Kanya Kusano(Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University), Kazuo Shiokawa(Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University), Chairperson:Kazuo Shiokawa(Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University)

11:40 AM - 11:55 AM

[PEM12-09] Investigation on past solar activities using historical documents from the East and the West

*Hiroaki Isobe1,4, Harufumi Tamazawa2,4, Hisashi Hayakawa3 (1.Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability, Kyoto University, 2.Kwasan and Hida Observatories, Kyoto University, 3.Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University, 4.Unit of Synergetic Studies for Space, Kyoto University)

Keywords: aurora, solar activity, historical documents

We present the results of our survey of the records of law-latitude auroras in the historical documents, from east Asia (China, Korea and Japan) and from the West (Europe and middle east). The main results includes: discovery of the oldest datable auroras from Babylonia, discovery of the oldest sketch of dated aurora, east Asian aurora records of the Carrington event in 1859, and simultaneous observation of low latitude aurora in Europe and in Korea possiblly connected to the intense cosmic-ray event in 994. We also discuss the differense of people's response to the anomalous heavenly events in different time and place, and its implication to science communication with public.