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Six figures showing various events in the upper atmosphere. Figure 1. A halo around the Moon. Figure 2. A double halo around the Sun. Figure 3. ‘A Discoid or Coronoid Halo’. Figure 4. ‘A Corona or Burr.’ Figure 5. A parhelion. Figure 6. ‘A Caudate Meteor or Falling Star’.

Plate 6 and frontispiece from the book Researches about atmospheric phaenomena, by Thomas Forster 3rd edition (London, Harding, Mavor and Lepard, 1823).

The plate is numbered above ‘Plate VI. Frontispiece.’ Inscribed below ‘Engrav’d by F.C. Lewis. Sketched by the Author.’ The print is imperfect, with some blurring.

Thomas Ignatius Maria Forster (1789-1860) British writer on science and phrenologist. Forster was a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society; his early writings were on meteorology.

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