Colours (of Lightning) reported in 1857. / 3
June 19. London, white and yellow when distant, but blue and rose when violent, about 1 p.m.
June 29. Manchester, white, tinted with red and orange, forked, about 9 p.m. when storm distant.
Colours reported in 1858. / 4
June 3. London, as lighting became more distant it became “slatish white;” this was between 11 p.m. and midnight.
June 15. Manchester, orange, distant, about 5 p.m.
June 15. London, white and yellowish white, distant; about 11 p.m.
June 16. London, white, distant, 9 p.m. to midnight.
Aug. 12. London, red and pink, forked but distant, about 6 p.m.
Sept. 17. London, red, pink, some slate, distant, 8 to 11 p.m.
Colours reported in 1859. / 4, 5
May 29. Oundle, pale yellow, sheet, mostly distant.
May 29. Manchester, white, forked but distant, at 7.45 p.m.
May 31. Oundle, white, sheet, mostly distant.
July 18. Oundle, red, pale yellow and blue, sheet, distant storm at 11.30 pm.
July 18. Manchester, white, forked but distant, about 6 p.m.
distant then short / 115
distant, and a hill / 149
distant about a mile / 150
not far distant / 151
about 2 ½ miles distant / 151
distant only about 10 miles / 153
distant may disappear completely from sight / 65
a distant object / 168
to some distant object / 176
distant from the observer / 181
some not very distant / 198
and distant a little / 208
distant / 209
removed to a position a few yards distant / 101
is distant / 199
and distant about / 209
distant and about the same / 227
storm distant / 247
distant thunder / 249
distant rumblings / 249
and by a few steps onward the veil gradually fades away, and the distant prospect lies before the eye with a glassy clearness made doubly striking by the sudden contrast / 110
distant, but it remains a mystery / 249
heavy distant storm / 250
distant lightning at night / 250
every distant from Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society 15 (1889)
the first — on colours reported — from G. J. Symons. “Results of an Investigation of the Phenomena of English Thunderstorms during the Years 1857-1859,” (having been read in 1860, and here “left as it was”) / 1-9 (and Discussion 9-13)
the glassy clearness from William Marriott his “Report on the Helm Wind Inquiry,” and therein the extract from Samuel W. Baker his Eight Years’ Wanderings in Ceylon (1855, and later printings) on a wind occurring on the Hackgalla Mountain in Ceylon / 110
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