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Letter from Manderson to Banks regarding an unusual phenomenon of the sun observed on 2 March 1812 at Falmouth [Cornwall, England]. Manderson describes a corona appearing around the sun with three parhelia and a second corona around this, with the colours of the rainbow visible in an unusual order. Manderson asks to be informed of any similar occurrences. Includes an illustration.

Subject: Meteorology / Astronomy

Written by Manderson in Tretheage, Penryn [Cornwall, England].

Reference number
AP/8/19
Earliest possible date
19 March 1812
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
5 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Unpublished letter and drawing, regarding the phenomenon of the sun from J Manderson to Sir Joseph Banks, 19 March 1812, AP/8/19, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/ap_8_19/unpublished-letter-and-drawing-regarding-the-phenomenon-of-the-sun-from-j-manderson-to-sir-joseph-banks, accessed on 15 July 2024

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