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Derham describes a 'lumen boreale' witnessed on 8 October 1726, and provides Mr Wasse's account of the phenomenon. Includes a figure of the aurora borealis in text.

Subject: Astronomy

Read to the Royal Society on 8 June 1727

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'Observations on the lumen boreale, or streaming on Oct 8, 1726, by the Reverand Mr. W. Derham, F. R. S'

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CLP/4i/76
Earliest possible date
08 June 1727
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
15 pages
Format
Manuscript

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William Derham

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William Derham, Paper, 'Observations of the lumen boreale [aurora borealis], or streaming' by William Derham, 08 June 1727, CLP/4i/76, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/clp_4i_76/paper-observations-of-the-lumen-boreale-aurora-borealis-or-streaming-by-william-derham, accessed on 22 July 2024

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