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The Remarkable Sunsets

Abstract

IT may interest readers of NATURE to learn that on the occasion of a rain-storm at 5 p.m. on the 26th ult. at Crowle, an agricultural village a few miles eastward of this city, the rainwater was so greatly discoloured and loaded with an ash-like matter as to present, until after subsidence, a deep black hue, when caught in vessels placed for the purpose. Again, on Saturday last, the 3rd inst., on the occurrence in this city of rain-storms during a half gale from the north-west, there remained after the storms, on the panes of windows exposed to the north west, a considerable film of dust which had fallen with the rain. While writing it may be mentioned that the phenomenon described as red sunrises and sunsets has prevailed here, before and after sunset, ever since November 9 last; of late, in gradually decreasing tone and variety of colour, and extent of sky area. The coloration at this date is of a russet hue, and there is a steely glare.

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