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Red Sprites & Blue Jets
Recorded in 1853

Very early (first?) documentation of these unusual luminous electrical discharges, which dart from thunderclouds up towards space. These and other facinating observations are within "Natural Electricity", chapter 7 of "Rudimentary Electricity" by Sir W. Snow Harris, third edition 1853.

Full chapter scanned for your delectation. 11 pages

Highlights -
General Pollock`s observations of 1842 at the Khyber Pass - The Electric Musket - p177
Red Sprites & Blue Jets - p182
Electrical Nature of Earthquakes - p184

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