image forster t_researches_1823_plate 6
Image number: RS.17660
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Atmospheric phenomena

Date

1823

Creator

Frederick Christian Lewis I (1779-1856, British), Engraver

After

Thomas Ignatius Maria Forster (1789-1860, British), Science writer

Object type

Library reference

21989

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 122 mm
width (print): 209mm

Subject

Description

Six figures showing various events in the upper atmosphere. Figure 1. A halo around the Moon. Figure 2. A double halo around the Sun. Figure 3. ‘A Discoid or Coronoid Halo’. Figure 4. ‘A Corona or Burr.’ Figure 5. A parhelion. Figure 6. ‘A Caudate Meteor or Falling Star’.

Plate 6 and frontispiece from the book Researches about atmospheric phaenomena, by Thomas Forster 3rd edition (London, Harding, Mavor and Lepard, 1823).

The plate is numbered above ‘Plate VI. Frontispiece.’ Inscribed below ‘Engrav’d by F.C. Lewis. Sketched by the Author.’ The print is imperfect, with some blurring.

Thomas Ignatius Maria Forster (1789-1860) British writer on science and phrenologist. Forster was a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society; his early writings were on meteorology.