image MS_131_0144
Image number: RS.16470
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Celestial apparition at Upminster, Essex

Date

3 April 1707

Creator

Unknown, Artist

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

p144

Material

Dimensions

height (paper): 144mm
width (paper): 186mm

Subject

Content object

Description

Drawing of a pyramidal celestial appearance, perpendicular to the horizon, observed by William Derham on 3 April 1707 at Upminster, Essex, about a quarter of an hour after sunset.

Object history

W. Derham, ‘An account of a pyramidal appearance in the heavens, observed near Upminster in Essex’, Phil. Trans., vol. 25, no. 310 (April, May and June 1707), pp. 2411-12, fig. 1. 'A pyramidal appearance, perpendicular to the horizon, was observed on 3 April 1707 at Upminster, Essex, about quarter of an hour after sunset' (p. 2411).

Related Fellows

William Derham (1657-1735, British), Naturalist

Associated place

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