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Hadley describes the aurora borealis visible in Europe on 8 October 1726, including the development and movement of the lights throughout the evening.

Subject: Meteorology / Astronomy

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15 November 1726
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4 pages

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John Hadley

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John Hadley, Paper, 'The same describ'd by John Hadley Esq' by John Hadley, 15 November 1726, CLP/4i/73, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 18 April 2024

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    Dates: 1592-1741

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