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On the Climate of North Northumberland as Regards its Fitness for Astronomical Observations


A LETTER in the last issue of NATURE (p. 317) upon the above subject, not altogether agreeing with the published records of this station, I should like to ask the reverend gentleman whether his observations were taken promiscuously; at stated times, or extending from sunset to sunrise. As the summary does not “tally” with the “weather at time” or “weather since taken” without a break during 1881 at 6 p.m. and 9 a.m. daily, I am afraid that a misconception will be formed as to the weather here by the readers of NATURE, and as this station is about 300 yards from Mr. Perry's observatory, there must be a mistake upon one side or the other, or probably the astronomical and meteorological definitions of “completely overcast” are different.

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