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Paper, 'An account of an aurora borealis' by J [John] Desaguliers

Reference number: CLP/4i/66

Date: 31 January 1723


Desaguliers presents observations of the aurora borealis on 22 December 1722 as seen from Stanmore in Middlesex [England]. Includes two pages of figures illustrating Desaguliers's observations.

Subject: Astronomy / Meteorology

Read to the Royal Society on 31 January 1723

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31 January 1723
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6 pages

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John Theophilus Desaguliers

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John Theophilus Desaguliers, Paper, 'An account of an aurora borealis' by J [John] Desaguliers, 31 January 1723, CLP/4i/66, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 10 December 2023

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