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The Sky-Glows

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THE glowing sunsets having reappeared, though far less brilliant than in November and December last, I send you a list of the most remarkable of them which have been noticed at Clairvaux, in the Department of Aube. They appeared with the same features as have been so often described in NATURE, and were especially glowing on the following days:—November 25, 27, 28; December 12; January 7, 12; August 6, 22 (feeble, sky not quite bright), and 23 (more brilliant); September 10 (feeble, bright sky, beautiful pink coloration in the east) and 17 (bright sky, bright pink coloration one hour after sunset). When the sky is bright, the rise of the moon is preceded, for nearly one hour, by a bright illumination of the sky.

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