Accession Number : AD0267657

Title :   THE GEOGRAPHIC POSITIONS OF THE STABLE RED ARCS OF OCTOBER 25 AND OCTOBER 26, 1960

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE TEST STATION CHINA LAKE CALIF

Personal Author(s) : MOORE,JAMES G.

Report Date : DEC 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A stable red arc was observed from Cactus Peak, Calif. shortly after moonset on two successive night during October 1960. During the night of October 24-25 the arc was observed o form in the direction of the north magnetic pole and to move rapidly southward, opening up so th it lay along an isoclinic line, until it reac d stable position at a dip latitu e of 52.5 degrees. On the night of October 25-26, the arc l y along n isoclinic a dip latitude of 50.5 degrees at moonset, and showed slow sout erly motions during he night. (Author)

Descriptors :   *IONOSPHERIC DISTURBANCES, *MAGNETIC STORMS, AURORAE, COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY, NIGHT SKY, PHOTOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS, PHOTOMETERS, TRACKING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE