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Observations regarding a coloured halo surrounding the Sun from 9 in the morning until 2 in the afternoon in Rome. Includes barometer readings at various points on the same day.

Subject: Meteorology

Latin version published in Philosophical Transactions as 'Halo observations Romae anno MDCCXXXII. Die xi. Augusti à D. Did, de Revillas, Regali Societati communicavit Tho, Dereham Bart'.

Written in Rome and addressed to Dr [Cromwell] Mortimer. Communicated by Thomas Dereham. Read to the Royal Society on 18 January 1733.

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'Halo observations Romae anno MDCCXXXII. Die xi. Augusti à D. Did, de Revillas, Regali Societati communicavit Tho, Dereham Bart'

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CLP/4ii/7
Earliest possible date
11 August 1732
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
2 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Paper, observations of a halo surrounding the sun by unknown author, 11 August 1732, CLP/4ii/7, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/clp_4ii_7/paper-observations-of-a-halo-surrounding-the-sun-by-unknown-author, accessed on 19 April 2024

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