A million of facts, of correct data, and elementary constants, in the entire circle of sciences, and on all subjects of speculation and practice

 
9781130788938: A million of facts, of correct data, and elementary constants, in the entire circle of sciences, and on all subjects of speculation and practice

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1848 Excerpt: ...UZ!!««.» D'TMn..,TMn the zenith and beyond, and about three or Miscellaneous Phenomena, four degree8 wid¿ ш they are i. un The first notice of Aurora Borealis, in known. Phosphorescent clouds are often England, wason March 6, 1/16. Why then, seen, but the origin unknown, and since, seems inexplicable. No doubt, Dalton calculates an arch of 100 miles however, it was one of the natural pheno-height. The Editor saw an arch, in rolling mena by which Priestcraft played ou Super, luminous clouds, from east to west, for stition, and constituted the Uery swords and above an hour, in 1791, and, Judging from signs in the heavens, which often led to loss its crackling rustling noise, and distinctness, of battles, and revolutions among the Greeks, he referred iu height to a few miles. RiRomans, and Asiatics. chardson, Biot, Franklin, and Parry, refer The Aurora Borealls, though seldom seen them to the region of cirro-stratus. The in middle Europe, is almost constant in the cause is unknown. Arctic and Antarctic regions, covering the The bright clouds that appear in tho night whole heavens, and eclipsing, by its splen-are sometimes very mischievous. One in dour, the stars and planète. It is accom-177'-. at Java, destroyed a district 20 miles panied by a rustling, snapping noise; and, round, and killed above 2000 persons, and taken altogether, is often terrific. one in 1757, at Malta, did immense damage. The height of the Aurora Borealis is un-Their origin is unknown. determined--some say 7, others 100 miles. The ignis fatuus, and other such lumi At Pans, a late Aurora Borealis varied nous meteors, is the combustion of phosthe needle In declination and dip, bui at phurettcd hydrogen, on its ascension into Woolwich no such effect took place....

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