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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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08 June 1727
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Ink on paper
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15 pages

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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,, accessed on 22 July 2024

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