image LBC_7_096a
Image number: RS.15047
Credit: ©The Royal Society



7 April 1674


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vol7 p96a



height (page): 238mm
width (page): 178mm


Content object


Parhelia observed by Johannes Hevelius near Marienburg (Malbork, Poland) on 5 February 1674. The letter was read at the meeting of the Royal Society on 23 April 1674, and printed in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 9, no. 102 (April 1674), pp. 26-27, figs 3-5.

This is copied from LBO/7/063a.

Object history

At the meeting of the Royal Society on 23 April 1674, ‘Mr Oldenburg read a letter to himself from Mr Hevelius, dated at Dantzick, 26th March 1674,… In this leter Mr Hevelius describes a phaenomena seen by himself about Marienburgh in Prussia, 5th February 1673/4, wherein the sun appeared with a very long tail, and a mock-sun directly under him.’ Birch 3: 133.

Figs 3-5, Parhelia observed by Hevelius, 5 February 1674, not far from Marienburg, in 'A certain phaenomenon seen by Monsieur Hevelius Feb 5 1674', Phil. Trans. vol. 9, no. 102 (April 1674), pp. 26-27.

Related Fellows

Johannes Hevelius (1611-1687, German/Polish), Astronomer
Henry Oldenburg (1612-1677, German), Scientific correspondent

Associated place

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