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Lewis describes an aurora borealis observed in Annapolis, Maryland [USA] on 22 October 1730, 'which, as it was never observed before in this quarter, was very surprising to most people.'

Subject: Meteorology / Astronomy

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'An account of the same aurora borealis, by Mr. Richard Lewis; communicated in a letter to Mr. Peter Collinson, F. R. S'

Reference number
CLP/4ii/4
Earliest possible date
10 December 1730
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
2 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Paper, account of the aurora borealis of 22 October 1730 from Richard Lewis to Peter Collinson, 10 December 1730, CLP/4ii/4, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/clp_4ii_4/paper-account-of-the-aurora-borealis-of-22-october-1730-from-richard-lewis-to-peter-collinson, accessed on 24 May 2024

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