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Meteorology: the sun in Baffin Bay disperses thick fog in the shape of a semicircle. Coloured etching by P. Fumagalli, 1827, after B. O'Reilly.

O'Reilly, Bernard.
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1827

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A phenomenon observed by Bernard O'Reilly on his expedition in 1817 to Greenland: "A luminous arch appeared this afternoon in opposition to the sun, but destitute of iridescence: the whole interior of this arch was strongly luminous, and objects within its compass partook of that illumination: I thought it worthy of a place among the sketches, as not having been heretofore noticed in any publication within my experience"--O'Reilly, op. cit. p. 196. In the foreground are seals or walruses

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1827

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1 print : etching, with watercolour

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Paolo Fumagalli fece

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Meteorology: the sun in Baffin Bay disperses thick fog in the shape of a semicircle. Coloured etching by P. Fumagalli, 1827, after B. O'Reilly. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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