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Rolfe describes the appearance of three rainbows and the Sun on Wednesday 2 July around 6am at Cranbrooke in Kent [England]. Includes a diagram in the text of the meteorological phenomena described by Rolfe.

The observation is likely to be related to a similar phenomenon observed by William Hodder and described in the minutes of the Dublin Philosophical Society on 14 April 1684.

Subject: Meteorology

Reference number
CLP/4i/40
Earliest possible date
14 April 1684
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
2 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Paper, 'On a certain rainbow' by Dr Rolfe, 14 April 1684, CLP/4i/40, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/clp_4i_40/paper-on-a-certain-rainbow-by-dr-rolfe, accessed on 29 May 2024

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