Results of the Meteorological Observations Taken in the Colony of Victoria, During the Years 1859 - 1862, and of the Nautical Observations Collected and Discussed at the Flagstaff Observatory, Melbourne, During the Years 1858 - 1862

Results of the Meteorological Observations Taken in the Colony of Victoria, During the Years 1859 - 1862, and of the Nautical Observations Collected and Discussed at the Flagstaff Observatory, Melbourne, During the Years 1858 - 1862

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...the West Indies. September 3rd.-The magnets continued to be disturbed during the morning until about 5h., when the oscillations assumed a more regular form. September 4th.-Traces of an Aurora. Australis seen during the early morning. September 5th.-At 10 p.m. red and white streamers in the S.S.VV., only of short duration. September 6th.-At 6 a.m., Melbourne mean time, Aurora Borealis seen in Munster, Prussia. September 25th.--Between l0 and 11 a.m. disturbances in the magnets of short duration. October 2nd.-At 7 a.m. disturbances in the horizontal force made themselves manifest, lasting until 3 p.m.; the oscillations were, however, very small. An Aurora Borealis was seen in Munich and on the Rhine at the time. October 5th.--Between 1 and 5 a.m. disturbances in the magnetic elements. October 6th.Between midnight and 2 a.m. similar disturbances. October 12th.-Shortly after noon slight oscillations were observable in the magnets, which continued until they increased to . magnetic storm on the morning of ' October 13th.--These oscillations continued until about noon, when they became less violent, and gradually subsided. The maximum ofthe disturbance occurred between 12.50 and 1 a.m., and again at 7.50 a.m. During the whole time this storm lasted a very brilliant Aurora. Borealis was seen at T otncss, Devonshire, notwithstanding it was full moonlight. The same was seen in Northern Germany. At Melbourne the sky was too cloudy to admit of seeing an Aurora Australis. October 18th.-Magnets disturbed at 8 am. and at 8.45 p.m. These oscillations became larger, and reached a maximum at about 10 p.m. Although the sky was very cloudy traces of an Aurora. Australis were seen at 8h. 30m., but the phenomenon could be better...show more

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