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Rudely but surely they bedded the plinth of the days to come.
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Rudely but deeply they laboured, and their labour stand till now.
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Offline smiffy

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Re: Aurora
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2013, 13:12:53 »
Patrick Moore remembered seeing the elusive phenomenon known as the "gegenschein" from this country only once, and that was during the war time blackout.

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Re: Aurora
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2013, 12:08:40 »
One of the 'joys' (if there were any) of WW2 was the blackout that enabled us to see the night sky in all its glory - it really is "out of this World" :)
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Re: Aurora
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2013, 11:20:20 »
Interesting.  I wonder what other delights we miss nowadays due to all the pollution? :(
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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2013, 20:19:42 »
Not really weather as such but I wasn't sure where else to put this:

S E Gazette, 14th November 1871

AURORA BOREALIS. — There was a brilliant display of the northern lights visible in this city (Rochester) from about eleven o’clock on Thursday till midnight, the appearance of the horizon being very similar to that on the occasion of the magnificent aurora borealis visible about two years since.

No doubt it was much easier to see things like this at the time because of the relative lack of light pollution.

 

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