Reference numberCLP/4i/78
TitlePaper, 'The description of an aurora borealis mention'd in the foregoing letter' by unknown author
DescriptionThe author describes a meteor observed in Liverpool [England] on 5 January 1727, writing that 'about seven ’o clock at night I was told that the meteor called by our Sailors, 'Merry Dancers', was visible, and very bright'. Includes an engraved figure of a light in the sky.

Subject: Astronomy

Read to the Royal Society on 16 November 1727

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'The description of an aurora borealis mention'd in the foregoing letter.'
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1727.0005
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