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1863 to 1864


1863:


1863 // Manbhoom, Bengal / (F). [III; 345. Fletcher, 103. This is the Manbhoom meteorite. Fletcher gives the date of its fall as December 22, 1863.]


1863 / 64 /// Stones in nearby regions / Courland, etc. [III; 346. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1866-67." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 288-430, at 423 & 425. See: 1863 June 2, (III; 427); 1863 Aug 8, (III; 440); 1864 April 12, (III; 552); and, 1864 June 26, (III; 573). These include the Buschhof, Pillistfer, and Dolgovoli meteorites.]


1863 / or 1864 // Lodèvw (Herault) / frogs / Cosmos, NS, 29/289. [III; 347. (Cosmos, s. 4 (n.s.) v. 29, 289. Not online.)]


1863 / South Bend, Indiana / Body of Anna Rees / See Aug 11, 1872. [A; 426. See: 1872 Aug 11, (A; 776).]


1863 / Body of Mrs W.J. Peters, Frankfort, Ind. / See Dec 22, 1888. [A; 427. See: (1888 Dec 22).]


1863 / Sleeper, Susan C. Godsey near Hickman, Ky. / See July 14, 1869. [A; 428. See: 1869 July 14, (A; 547).]


1863 Jan 2 / 5 p.m. / Breslau, Silesia / det met / BA '67/422. [III; 348. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1866-67." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 288-430, at 422.]


1863 Jan 2 / morning / Weld, Maine / Meteors at a rate of 48 per hour. Proc Amer. Phil Soc., 13-501. [III; 349. Kirkwood, Daniel. "On the Meteors of January 2nd." Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 13 (1873): 501-502.]


1863 Jan 3 / See March 4, '62. / Manila / sky-geolog / q / (See 1805). [III; 350. See: 1862 March 4, (III; 238). See: (1805; nothing appears to match).]


1863 Jan 26 / "A most beautiful meteorological phe" visible 10 or 12 seconds. / 9:30 p.m. / Sydney Morning Herald, Feb 7-4-5+. [III; 351. "Notes of the Week." Sydney Morning Herald, February 7, 1863, p. 4 c. 4-5. "A beautiful meteorological phenomenon was observed on the Toorak Road on the 26th ultimo. It was seen at about half-past 9 p.m. and remained visible for ten or twelve seconds."]


1863 Jan 27 / Aerolite / Perthshire Advertiser, Feb 12 / About 5 p.m., Lieut Col Hunter, of Auchterarder, on a farm of his estate, just at sundown, saw meteor fall slowly. Two days later, found by his gamekeeper. A fragment of ab 10 ounces. Another said to have fallen at Stirling same evening. [III; 352. "Aerolite." Perthshire Advertiser, February 12, 1863, p. 3 c. 6. "On the afternoon of Tuesday, the 27th ultimo, about five o'clock, Lieutenant-Colonel Hunter of Auchterarder saw an aerolite descend on the farm of Drumtersal, on his estate. The sun had just gone down, and the sky was clear, which allowed him full observation. He describes its appearance as strikingly beautiful, exhibiting a most brilliant light, not unlike a red-hot 24-pound ball. It fell slowly to the ground. At the same time a larger body passed over to the north-east, in the direction of Trinity Gask. The Colonel, who was within a few hundred yards of the one which fell, marked the place of its descent, and it was got two days thereafter by his gamekeeper. It is now at Auchterarder House. It weighs upwards of 10 ounces, and appears to have been detached from a larger mass. Another aerolite is said to have fallen near Stirling on the same evening."]


1863 Jan 27 / (Metite) / 4:55 p.m. / Auchterarder, Perth. / Stone said to have fallen from the sky—"not meteoric" ac Rept BA 63-243. See March 14, 1863. [III; 353. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1862-63." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1863, 209-339, at 242-243. Smith, John Alexander. "Notes of a Fireball or suposed Aërolite) recently observed near Auchterarder, Perthshire." Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh, (1862-1866): 64-72. See: 1863 March 14, (III; 382).]


1863 Jan 27 / [LT], 5-f / Aurora. [III; 354. "Aurora Borealis." London Times, January 27, 1863, p. 5 c. 6.]


1863 Jan 29 / Shak. noise / Perthshire Advertiser of, from Quebec Mercury—that near Ottawa there were rumblings and shakings of the ground every night soon after dark at intervals of half an hour. Large cracks had appeared in the ground. [III; 355. "Singular Occurrence." Perthshire Advertiser, January 29, 1863, p. 2 c. 2. (Quebec Mercury, 1862-1863???)]


1863 Feb / Jupiter in Virgo / Mars from Aries to Taurus. [III; 357.]


1863 Feb 7 / La Sci P. 15/126 / Canaries / Dust /Zeit Met 5/187. [III; 356. "Météorologie.—Pluie de Sable Arrivé en Italie du 13 au 14 Fevrier 1870." La Science Pour Tous, 15 (no. 16; March 19, 1870): 126. Denza. "Pluie de sable arrivée en Italie, du 13 au 14 février 1870." Comptes Rendus, 70 (1870): 534-537, at 535. "Kleinere Mittheilungen." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 5 (1870): 186-192, at 186-189, at 187.]


1863 Feb. 7 / Rain of fine sand / Canary Islands / La Sci Pour Tous 15-126. [III; 358. "Météorologie.—Pluie de Sable Arrivé en Italie du 13 au 14 Fevrier 1870." La Science Pour Tous, 15 (no. 16; March 19, 1870): 126. Denza. "Pluie de sable arrivée en Italie, du 13 au 14 février 1870." Comptes Rendus, 70 (1870): 534-537, at 535.]


1863 Feb. 7 / Sand on Canaries said from Sahara. / L'Année Sci 1864 / 280. CR 83/1185. [III; 359. "Pluie de sable aux Îles Canaries." Année Scientifique et Industrielle, 8 (1864): 279-280. "Pluie de sable qui est tombée sur une partie de l'archipel des îles Canaries, le 15 février 1863." Comptes Rendus, 57 (1863): 363-364. Tissandier, Gaston. "Sur une pluie de poussière tombée à Boulogne-sur-Mer, le 9 octobre 1876, et sur le mode de formation des pluies terreuses en général." Comptes Rendus, 83 (1876): 1184-1186.]


1863 Feb. 7 / Met / Scotland / 6:30 p.m. / BA 63-245. [III; 360. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1862-63." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1863, 209-339, at 244-245.]


1863 Feb 13, 15 / q's in Switzerland / Feb. 3-27 / BA '11. [III; 361. Milne, 717. (Are February 13 and 15 the dates of major shocks??? Check.)]


1863 Feb. 13 / "11:30 to 11:45 p.m." / Great met / Scotland / BA 63-245. [III; 362. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1862-63." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1863, 209-339, at 244-245.]


1863 Feb 13 / Disap. / Sydney Morning Herald —Disap at Newcastle, N.S.W. of Mr. Beresford Hudson. A public meeting 200 searchers and on every available horse to search the bush, but in vain. "It is somewhat remarkable that about two years since a Mrs Rae disappeared from her home under somewhat similar circumstances, and has never been heard of since." / 14-6-2, a man lost in bush near Warwick searched for in vain. [A; 429.1, 429.2. "The Disappearance of Mr. Beresford Hudson." Sydney Morning Herald, February 13, 1863, p. 3 c. 6. "The Warwick Mail authenticates a rumour...." Sydney Morning Herald, February 14, 1863, p. 6 c. 2.]


1863 Feb. 15 / White sand on Canary Islands / An. Soc Met de France. [III; 363. Chauveau, Amyr Benjamin. "Notes sur les Chutes de Poussières." Annuaire de la Société Météorologique de France, 51 (May 1903): 69-82, at 71. "Pluie de sable qui est tombée sur une partie de l'archipel des îles Canaries, le 15 février 1863." Comptes Rendus, 57 (1863): 363-364. The sand was described as "blond," yellow or golden, (not white).]


1863 Feb 15 / 9:30 p.m., in W. / Giessen, Germany / large fireball / Another on 20th, 6:30 p.m., in S.E. / BA 67-423. [III; 364. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1866-67." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 288-430, at 423.]


1863 Feb 16 / 11:30 p.m. / 11:35 / Mets / Betelgeuse to Sirius / BA 63-246. [III; 365. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1862-63." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1863, 209-339, at 246-247.]


1863 Feb 18 / Sydney Morning Herald of / "The past few weeks have been characterized by the appearance of several brilliant meteors in different parts of this colony." [III; 366. "Meteors." Sydney Morning Herald, February 18, 1863, p. 8 c. 1-2.]


1863 Feb 26 / [LT], 14-d / Ext. Imp. // Feb 2-12-b / Strange affair. [A; 430. "Strange Affair at Scarborough." London Times, February 26, 1863, p. 12 c. 2. "An Extraordinary Impostor." London Times, February 26, 1863, p. 14 c. 4.]


1863 March 4 / Great meteors, various places, 6 p.m., etc / BA 63-250. [III; 367. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1862-63." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1863, 209-339, at 248-251.]


1863 March 4 / Westphalia / Belgium / Manchester / Kent / det met / 6:36 p.m., G.M.T. / BA 67-423. [III; 368. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1866-67." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 288-430, at 423.]


1863 March 4 / 6 to 7 [p.m.] / Mets / England / BA 63-250. [III; 369. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1862-63." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1863, 209-339, at 248-251.]


1863 March 4 / (det heard) / Great met / England / Belgium / Hanover / B Assoc '63/321 Quar. Jour Sci 1/190. [III; 370. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1862-63." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1863, 209-339, at 321-323. Heis, Eduard. "The Great Meteor of 1863." Quarterly Journal of Science, 1 (January, 1864): 190-194.]


1863 March 4 / 7 p.m. / Great met of Holland, Belgium, Germany, England / Quarterly Jour Sci, Jan, 1864, p. 190 / P.P. 1444. [III; 371. Heis, Eduard. "The Great Meteor of 1863." Quarterly Journal of Science, 1 (January, 1864): 190-194.]


1863 March / beginning of and before // Many sunspots / Ec. Mag 59-392. [III; 372. "Spots on the Sun." Eclectic Magazine, 59 (July, 1863): 392-393.]


1863 March 12, 14 / 22, 29 / (and Feb) / Nothing in Sydney Morn. Herald. [III; 373.]


1863 March 12 / 1 a.m. / "Magnificent meteor, followed by detonations." / BA 67-423. [III; 374. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1866-67." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 288-430, at 423.]


1863 March 12 / 1 a.m. / Magnificent det. met / Isle of Rhodes / B.A. 63. Detonations followed by a prolonged humming sound / and on 17th, 7 p.m. [III; 375. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1863-64." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1864, 1-101, at 2-3.]


1863 March 12 / Rhodes / 1:00 a.m. / met and 3 dets / BA '64 / After the dets, "a prolonged humming sound". / 7 hours later, another seen to burst but not heard. [III; 376. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1863-64." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1864, 1-101, at 2-3. The second meteor was observed on March 17, (not "7 hours later").]


1863 March 13 / Island of Rhodes / Magnificent bolide that exploded. 2 other explosions heard / Le Cour. S / NS, 1/62 / See Ap. 22 / March 28. [III; 377. (Le Courrier des Sciences, n.s., 1/62.) (See: 1863 March 28-29, (III; 389), and, 1863 April 22, (III; 402).]


1863 / (?) // Rhodes series / See Oct 12, 1856. [III; 378. See: 1856 Oct 12, (II; 1998).]


1863 March 14 / q / Rhodes / See May 15. [III; 379. (See: 1863 May 15; no note for this date).]


1863 March 14 / 8:30 p.m. / Blackford, 8 miles from Comrie, near Auchterarder, Perthshire / b. rain. / Int. Obs. 3/308. See Jan. 27. [III; 382. "Black Rain in Scotland." Intellectual Observer, 3 (May 1863): 308. See: 1863 Jan. 27, (III; 353).]  


1863 March 15 / Eruption of Colima, Mexico / La Sci Pour Tous 8-207. [III; 380. "Nouveau Volcan." La Science Pour Tous, 8 (no. 26; May 28, 1863): 207. "New Volcano in Mexico." New York Times, April 19, 1863, p. 8 c. 3-4. "Following is an extract of a letter from Mr. John Xantus, United States Consul at Manzanillo, dated Colima, March 18, 1863, addressed to the Smithsonian Institution: 'The whole town is at present in a state of extraordinary excitement, news having come that a new volcano broke forth yesterday, only six leagues from town. The eruption came so suddenly and was so violent, that the Armeria River was filled up by a barricade of ejected sand, mud and stones, to a height of over one hundred feet. The river, of course, was stopped from coming down, and it is said that north of the barricade the river is running back, and inundating the forest for leagues. The volcano broke out in the top of a hill, only about one hundred and fifty feet high above the level of the Armeria River, but is said to be growing alarmingly every hour. For the past three days we have had many heavy earthquakes.'" The letter from John Xantus may have been copied from Le Tour du Monde. "Faits Divers." Le Tour du Monde: Journal des Voyages et des Voyageurs, 7 (no. 178; 1863): n.p., cv. "Mexique," (the back cover page). The Colima volcano was supposedly not in eruption between 1819 and 1869; and, before this date, the Tres Virgenes volcano may have erupted in 1857.]


1863 March 16 / Pulsora / Central India / (F). [III; 383. Fletcher, 102. This is the Pulsora meteorite.]


1863 March 16 / q. / Java / small / BA '11. [III; 384. Milne, 717.]


1863 March 17 / See 12th. / 7 p.m. / Another large meteor / Isle of Rhodes / BA 67-423. [III; 381. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1866-67." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 288-430, at 423. See: 1863 March 12, (III; 375).]


1863 March 21 / Beeston / evening / brilliant aurora / Astro Reg '63-63 (ver) // 63-63 / ver. [III; 385. "Aurora Borealis." Astronomical Register, 1 (April 1863): 63.]


1863 March 24 / Volc eruption in sea, sending water and steam to an immense height. / Lat. 1 N / Long 26 W / L.T., Ap. 29-5-2. [III; 386. "A Volcanic Eruption at Sea." London Times, April 29, 1863, p. 5 c. 2. No volcanic eruption is otherwise recorded, but the London Times considered that this might have been one of the ships destroyed by the Confederate raider CSS Alabama, which had captured three ships on the previous day, during its South Atlantic Expeditionary Raid.]


1863 March 24 / [LT], 11-d / Aurora. [III; 387. Lowe, Edward Joseph. "Aurora Borealis." London Times, March 24, 1863, p. 11 c. 4.]


1863 March 27 / 8:12 p.m. / Gironde, France / meteor / L. S. P. Tous 8-167. [III; 388. "Bolide." La Science Pour Tous, 8 (no. 21; April 23, 1863): 167.]


1863 March 28-29 / night / Island of Rhodes / yellowish dust of organic substance / Le Courrier des Sciences, N.S., 1/63 / See back, Ap. 7. [III; 389. (Le Courrier des Sciences, n.s., 1-63.) See: (April 7; no note for this date..]


1863 Ap. 9 / Auroral arch at Toronto / Canadian Jour of Sci  11/8/319. [III; 390. "Auroral Arch of April 9th." Canadian Journal, n.s., 8 (July, 1863): 319-320.]


1863 Ap. 14 / L.T. / Moa story from Otago D. Times, Feb 16. [A; 431. Webber, Hulton J. "The Moa"; and, "The Reported Discovery of the Moa." London Times, April 13, 1863, p. 8 c. 5. "The Reported Discovery of the Moa." Otago Daily Times, February 16, 1863, p. 5 c. 3-4. "One evening they encamped about tweuty-five miles northwest of the Arrow. It was just sundown, and they were sitting by their camp fire, when one of them exclaimed, 'look at that rise above us, Jim; there's someone there.' They looked, and beheld an enormous bird approaching to the edge of a hill immediately above them, at a distance of between 300 and 400 yards from where they were sitting. The bird seemed to perceive the camp fire, and squatted down, keeping its head turned on one side, fixed on the fire. It continued so for several minutes, and at last got up and walked off. Although it stepped slowly it was soon out of sight, the length of its stride being so great. Its height appeared about seven feet, without reckoning the head and neck. Its head was very long and flat, and it carried its neck bent forward, instead of carried back as is usual with birds of the ostrich species." "The next morning, the men having provided themselves with tent poles, proceeded to the spot, where they at once saw the track of the bird and followed it a long distance, but. without success. The track mark showed three claws, a distance of twelve inches intervening between the points of each. Back about a foot was the mark of a pad, and behind that again one of a spur."]


1863 Ap. 17 / [LT], 9-f / Aurora. [III; 391. Burder, William C. "Aurora Borealis." London Times, April 17, 1863, p. 9 c. 6.]


1863 Ap. 19 / also Del. / 7:50 p.m. / brill. met / Philadelphia / A. J. Sci 2/36/154. [III; 392. "Meteor of April 19th, Seen at Philadelphia." American Journal of Science, s. 2 v. 36 (1863): 154.]


1863 Ap. 19 / 8:00 p.m. / At Brighton, cor saw in western horizon a fiery red object like a moon. / The moon in the east, shining dimly. / Naturalists' Note Book 1869/96. [III; 393. "Astronomical Phenomena." Naturalist's Note Book, 3 (1869): 96.]


1863 April / Lyrids conspicuous / Nature 103-114. [III; 394. "Our Astronomical Column." Nature, 103 (April 10, 1919): 114-15, at 114.]


1863 Ap. 20 / 11-12 p.m. / "falling stars very plentiful" / at Castle New, Strathdon. / BA 63-256 / 4 other mets noted. [III; 395. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1862-63." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1863, 209-339, at 256-257.]


1863 Ap 20, ab / Lyrids conspicuous / Nature 48-5. [III; 396. Denning, William Frederick. "The April Meteors." Nature, 48 (May 4, 1893): 5-6.]


1863 Ap. 20-21 / night / q. / Scotland. Quake. Smith. Inst. Rept., 1885-510. [III; 397. "Volcanic Eruptions and Earthquakes in Iceland within Historic Times." Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian, 1885, 495-541, at 510. "Earthquake at Reykjavik," (in Iceland, not in Scotland).]


1863 Ap. 21 / morning / Considerable fall of meteors in England. Ab. 3 a.m., the number was 40 per hour for a single observer. / BA 63, p. 325. [III; 398. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1862-63." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1863, 209-339, at 325.]


1863 Ap. 21 / morning / Weston-super-Mare / mets "as frequent as in a moderately bright August star-shower". BA '71-42. [III; 399. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1870-71." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1871, 26-52, at 42. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1862-63." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1863, 209-339, at 325.]


1863 April 22 / q / Rhodes / preceded by a strong wind / La Sci Pour Tous 8-216 / shock on 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30th. [III; 400. "Tremblement de Terre." La Science Pour Tous, 8 (no. 27; June 4, 1863): 216.]


1863 Ap. 22 / q. / 10:30 p.m. / Later came torrential rains. / Cosmos 22-609. [III; 401. "Tremblements de terre." Cosmos, 22 (May 22, 1863): 609-610.]


1863 April 22 / Island Rhodes / On 21st a violent wind, which continued till Q of 22nd. / Continuing feebly till May 20.—Le Courrier des Sciences, N.S., 1 / [Pabst: Note cut off]. [III; 402. (Le Courrier des Sciences, n.s., 1-63.) See: 1863 March 13, (III; 377).]


1863 Ap. 27 / bodies / Waldner / D-209. [III; 403. The note copies information from page 209 of The Book of the Damned. Waldner, Henry. "On Luminous Matter in the Atmosphere." Nature, 5 (February 15, 1872): 304-305.]


1863 Ap. 29 / [LT], 5-b / Volc at sea. [III; 405. "A Volcanic Eruption at Sea." London Times, April 29, 1863, p. 5 c. 2. See: 1863 March 24, (III; 386).]


1863 April 30 / [LT], 11-d / Gale at Liverpool. [III; 404. "Gale at Liverpool." London Times, April 30, 1863, p. 11 c. 4.]


1863 Ap. 30—May 1 / May 2 // not pollen / ab 3 a.m., dept. Pyrenees-Orientales, and in Spain, a red substance that terrified the inhabitants. During the 1st, it fell in a number of places upon the coast of the Mediterranean. A newspaper is quoted; explaining that the substance was simply pollen that had been carried in a whirlwind. In the night of May1-2, it fell in other places in a prodigious quantity. It was explained that it was pollen. In C.R. 56-972, M Bouis gives the result of his examination and analysis. Not pollen—a ferrugunous mixture charged with organic matter—"pluies d'engrais"—manure. [III; 406.1, 406.2, 406.3. Bouis, J. "Relation d'une pluie de terre tombée dans le midi de la France et en Espagne." Comptes Rendus, 56 (1863): 972-974, at 974.]


1863 May 1 / Ref is Mems. Ac. Sci Lyon, N.S., 13-185 / Ac. 364/2. [III; 407. Fournet, Joseph Jean Baptiste Xavier. "Sur les Pluies de Terre Observées Depuis Quel-ques Années dans le Bassin du Rhone." Mémoires de l'Académie des sciences, belles-lettres et arts de Lyon. Classe des Sciences, s. 2 v. 13 (1863): 185-245, at 200-204.]


1863 May 1 / Substance fell near (Lyons), at Beaunan, in rain so that everything seemed to have the malady of the "rouille". A reddish dust but said been pollen—Ac to another account, a reddish dust had fallen at Saint-Jean-en-Royans (Drôme) several mornings before the first of May—It, too, was said to be a pollen. At Foix, a great quantity of snow colored red. Fell colored by substance like pollen. (Ref. May 16 '46.) (See C.R. 6/3/972.) Said that fallen other places in France and Spain and caused terror in some places, always red. See March 27, 1862. [III; 408.1, 408.2, 408.3. Bouis, J. "Relation d'une pluie de terre tombée dans le midi de la France et en Espagne." Comptes Rendus, 56 (1863): 972-974. (No reference to Beaunan, nor Sait-Jean-en-Royans, in C.R.) See: 1862 March 27, (III; 244).]


1863 May / Etna. [III; 409.]


1863 May 1 / Nothing in Galanani's Messenger and Le Monituer / not of hurricane. /// 561 / 1089. [III; 410.]


1863 May 1 / Ac to M. Bouis—not pollen. / Not say organic matter but charged with. [III; 411. Bouis, J. "Relation d'une pluie de terre tombée dans le midi de la France et en Espagne." Comptes Rendus, 56 (1863): 972-974. at 974.]


1863 May 1 / Function of great fall of a yellowish matter which was red when moist, which fell in France and Spain, early morning of May 1, 1863. / C.R. 56-973 / M. Bouis telling of analyzing it, and of it spreading an odor of burned animal matter, said that he considered it good for agriculture. [III; 412.1, 412.2. Bouis, J. "Relation d'une pluie de terre tombée dans le midi de la France et en Espagne." Comptes Rendus, 56 (1863): 972-974.]


1863 Ap-May 1 / night / (C.R.) / Organic matter / France and Spain / C.R. 56/972. Between Lyons and Aragon / Flam, Atmosphere, p. 410. [III; 413. Flammarion, Camille. James Glaisher, ed. The Atmosphere. New York: Harper, 1874, 410. Flammarion, Camille. The Atmosphere. London: S. Low, Marston, Low, & Searle, 1873, 461. Bouis, J. "Relation d'une pluie de terre tombée dans le midi de la France et en Espagne." Comptes Rendus, 56 (1863): 972-974.]


1863 May 1 / Ac to M/ Bouis, a yellowish substance which when moistened turned brick red. [III; 414. Bouis, J. "Relation d'une pluie de terre tombéedans le midi de la France et en Espagne." Comptes Rendus, 56 (1863): 972-974, at 973.]


1863 May 1 / Small quantity of resinous matter in the dust ]. / An. Soc. Met. de France 1903-75. [III; 415. Chauveau, Amyr Benjamin. "Notes sur les Chutes de Poussières." Annuaire de la Société Météorologique de France, 51 (May 1903): 69-82, at 75-76. Bouis, J. "Relation d'une pluie de terre tombée dans le midi de la France et en Espagne." Comptes Rendus, 56 (1863): 972-974.]


1863 May 1 / 4 a.m. / Ariége / red snow / La Nat 1877/1/104 / D-64. [III; 416. The note refers to information upon page 64 of The Book of the Damned. Tissandier, Gaston. "Les Pluies de Poussière." La Nature, 1877 pt. 1 (no. 189, January 13): 102-106, and, (no. 190, January 20): 115-118, at 104. "An Earthy Rain." Intellectual Observer, 3 (July 1863): 468.]


1863 May 4 / 11:30 p.m. / Brighton / spectacular stationary met / BA 63-258. [III; 417. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1862-63." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1863, 209-339, at 258-259.]


1863 May 4 / Met near moon / B Assoc 1863-258. [III; 418. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1862-63." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1863, 209-339, at 258-259.]


[1863 May 12.. Wrong date. See: 1863 Aug 12, (III; 419).]


1863 May 13 / Hull—etc. / General aurora / Mars enveloped in a "crimson aurora" / Astro Reg 7/138. Another cor writes of the extraord[inary] aurora—a "rosy patch". "The planet Mars being in about the centre of it." [III; 420. "'Grand Auroral Display,' May 13th, 1869." Astronomical Register, 7 (June 1869): 135-138, at 137-138.]


1863 May 14 / Ap 22 / dispatch dated May 14 / in Times 15-12-a / That q in Island of Rhodes had destroyed 2,200 houses in 22 villages. / N.M. [III; 421. "Turkey." London Times, May 15, 1863, p. 12 c. 1.]


1863 May 20 / (3) / Pogson, at Madras, saw new star in Scorpio—on June 1, gone. / Astro Reg 1/124. [III; 422. "A New Variable Star." Astronomical Register, 1 (August 1863): 124.]


1863 May 20 / Mr. N. R. Pogson, Govt astronomer at Madras, saw star of 9th mag in constellation Scorpio, where no star had been seen in months of April and May during preceding 9 years. By 28th, to 12th mag. / Astro Reg., 1863-124. [III; 423. "A New Variable Star." Astronomical Register, 1 (August 1863): 124. U Scorpii is an eclipsing recurrent nova, varying from a magnitude of 8 down to 18, (its normal state between outbursts), and it faded as many as 4 magnitude in 6 days, in 2010.]


1863 May 21 / first in England / Invasion of Mongolian sand grouse. England, etc. / Norway, etc. / France / Nature 38/112. [III; 424. "Notes." Nature, 38 (May 31, 1888): 112-114, at 112.]


1863 May 21 / [LT], 11-f / Ghost / 26-13-f. [A; 432. "A Ghost in the Belfry." London Times, May 21, 1863, p. 11 c. 6.]


1863 May 23 / Met from few degrees below moon / B Assoc 1863-258. [III; 425. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1862-63." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1863, 209-339, at 258-259.]


1863 June 1 / Met disap 2 degrees above moon. / B Assoc 1863-260. [III; 426. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1862-63." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1863, 209-339, at 260-261.]


1863 June 2 / Buschhof / Courland, Russia / F. [III; 427. Fletcher, 102. This is the Buschhof meteorite.]


1863 June 3 / —Philippines / 9—Philippines and France // qs / BA '11. Sim q's Feb 18, 1889. [III; 428. Milne, 717.]


1863 June 4 / Gor-Roubou (d'Oran), France—rain of "forficules"—commonly called perce-oreilles—lasted 20 minutes. Walls and roofs covered and turned black with them. / Les Mondes 1/580. [III; 429. "Pluie de perce-oreilles." Les Mondes, 1 (1863): 580. Forficules are also known as earwigs.]


1863 June 16 / afternoon / Doniphan Co., Kansas / Tornado / Finley's Report / also Holt Co., Kansas. [III; 430. Finley, 4.]


                                                                                                                                                                                         

1863 // q / Manilla / and ring of light in sky / Timbs'  Y. B, 1864/ 146 / Ill. London News, Aug 29, 1863. [III; 431. "Earthquake at Manilla." Timbs' Year-Book of Facts in Science and Art, 1864, 146. "The Earthquake at Manilla." Illustrated London News, 43 (August 29, 1863): 213-214.]


1863 July 7 / [LT], 14-d / Will o the Wisp / Name of a ship. [A; 433. "The Will O' The Wisp." London Times, July 7, 1863, p. 14 c. 4.]


1863 July 8 / Loud detonations from Etna, which been active since May / C.R. 57/157. [III; 432. Longobardo, A. "Extrait d'une Lettre adresse à M. Ch. Sainte-Claire Deville." Comptes Rendus, 57 (1863): 157.]


1863 July [14] / Dry Fog / C.R. 60-806 / See Fassig, pt. 2 p. 85-+. [III; 433. "Lettre de M. Roche sur les offuscations du Soleil." Comptes Rendus, 60 (1865): 806-807. Fassig, Oliver Lanard, ed. Bibliography of Meteorology. Part II: Moisture. Washington: Signal Office, 1889, 85.]


1863 July 10 / q. / Trinidad / W.I. / BA 1911-55. [III; 434. Milne, 717. Turner, H.H., et al. "Seismological Investigations." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1911, 30-67, at 55.]


1863 July 10 / q. / Trinidad / BA '11/55. [III; 436.(Milne, 717. Turner, H.H., et al. "Seismological Investigations." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1911, 30-67, at 55.]


1863 July 11, 12, 13 / Mets / Eng. / BA 63-262. [III; 437. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1862-63." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1863, 209-339, at 262-263.]


1863 July 14 and other days / 14-21 // D. fog. / Morges, near Lausanne, Switzerland / C.R., 60-806. / The fog became thicker and thicker on 14th, and sunset red. Persisted locally till 21st. [III; 435. (Comptes Rendus, 60 (1865): 806.) Dufour, Charles. "Note sur le brouillard sec de juillet 1863." Bulletin de la Société Vaudoise des Sciences Naturelles, 8 (1864-1865): 213-214. Dufour writes that the fog diminished, little by little, until the first days of August.]


1863 July 19 / Great sunset met and train 23 minutes, ac to cor to Hereford Journal / Place not told / BA 63-262. Other descriptions. It was in Hereford. [III; 438. "Astronomy." Hereford Journal, July 25, 1863, p. 7 c. 3. "Astronomy.—A meteor or shooting star was observed by many people of this town on Sunday evening last. It first became visible in about mid heavens and took its course in a straight line in westerly direction, midway between the evening star and the setting sun, at 8:30 p.m. The meteor left a flash of fire, which continued about 30 seconds, and then faded into light cloud of bluish white tint. This light kept in direct line (marking the course of the star) for above 5 minutes, and then changed its course from the direct line, but was visible for about 23 minutes after the star had descended. At the time of observation the new moon was visible and the evening star shining brightly, but no other stars were to be seen. The light it left behind did not fade away smoke does, but kept its perfect shape to the last, and seemed to fade equally all over. This fact, with its appearing, and being seen so plainly in the early part of the evening, when in reality it was quite day, is something different from what is generally observed in these phenomena." The city in this report was from Kingston, (not Hereford, tho it was also observed in Hereford). Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1862-63." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1863, 209-339, at 262-263.]


1863 July 19 / ab. 8 p.m. / Met and streak / W of England / BA 63-264 / Extraordinary. [III; 439. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1862-63." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1863, 209-339, at 262-265.]


[1863 July 28 /] 1863 Sept 28 / Switzerland / fireball at noon in bright sunshine / BA 67-423. [III; 475. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1866-67." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 288-430, at 423.]


1863 Aug 8 / Pillistfer, Livland, Russia / (F). [III; 440. Fletcher, 103. This is the Pillistfer meteorite.]


1863 Aug 8 / q. / Spain / B.A. '11. [III; 441. Milne, 717.]


1863 Aug 8-12 / Details of mets occupy ab. 50 pages in Rept BA, 1863. [III; 442. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1862-63." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1863, 209-339, at 266-319.]


1863 Aug 9-12 / Very great reports upon meteors of Eng. / BA 63-318. [III; 443. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1862-63." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1863, 209-339, at 270-319.]


1863 Aug 10 / 0.5 a.m. / Hastings / met and report / BA 63/27 / also London. [III; 444. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1862-63." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1863, 209-339, at 274-275.]


1863-L Aug 10 / Met or balloon / Astro. Reg 1/141 / (L). [III; 445."The Periodic Meteors...." Astronomical Register, 1 (September 1863): 141. Thomas Crumplen wrote to the editor of the London Times about a large meteor "moving very slowly" near Euston Road; but, another correspondent identified this object as "a fire balloon" sent up "as a finale to some athletic sports" at the Cricket-ground, at Primrose Hill. Crumplen, Thomas. "The August Meteors." London Times, August 11, 1863, p. 10 c. 2. "The Meteors of August 10." London Times, August 13, 1863, p. 9 c. 4.]


1863 Aug 10 / Stim mets go back to Sept, 1862. / See if Aug. [III; 446. See: (1862 August-Sept.).]


1863 Aug 10 / Nothing of Perseids in Sydney Morn. Herald, Aug 7, 15. [III; 447.]


1863 Aug / One of the greatest of Maxima, ac to Denning (215 per hour). / Observatory 46-169. [III; 448. Dening, William Frederick. "The Great Shower of Perseids." Observatory, 46 (1923): 169-170.]


1863 Aug 10 / London / Large meteor at 8:27 p.m., moving slowly W. to East, visible 5 minutes, reported by Crumple[n] the astronomer. L.T., Aug. 11, 1863 / by Thomas Crumplen—from Slater's Observatory, London. [III; 449. Crumplen, Thomas. "The August Meteors." London Times, August 11, 1863, p. 10 c. 2. See: 1863 August 10, (III; 445.)]


1863 Aug 7-15 / No Perseids mentioned in Sydney Morning Herald. [III; 450.]


1863 Aug. / Nothing of Perseids in Sydney Morning Herald. [III; 451.]


1863 Aug 10 / L.T., Aug 13, 1863 / Cor writes that the mets looked like electric appearances. [III; 452. "The Meteors of August 10." London Times, August 13, 1863, p. 9 c. 4.]


1863 Aug 10 / Aug 13, cor writes that Mr. Crumplen's "large meteor" was a fire balloon sent up after a cricket game, ab. 8 o'clock. [III; 453. Crumplen, Thomas. "The August Meteors." London Times, August 11, 1863, p. 10 c. 2. See: 1863 August 10, (III; 445.)]


1863 Aug 10 / (Ch) / "The sky seemed to open, and a red ball of fire passed along with a hissing noise." by Dr. Phipson's youngest sister / Phipson, Meteors, p. 13. [III; 455. Phipson, Thomas Lamb. Meteors, Aerolites, and Falling Stars. London: L. Reeve, 1867, 13.]


1863 Aug 11 / Shytal, 40 miles N of Dacca, Bengal / (F). [III; 456. Fletcher, 103. This is the Shytal meteorite.]


1863 Aug 11 / [LT], 10-b / 14-10-f / 29-10-a // August meteors. [III; 457. Crumplen, Thomas. "The August Meteors." London Times, August 11, 1863, p. 10 c. 2. Crumplen, Thomas. "The August Meteors." London Times, August 14, 1863. p. 10 c. 6. Hustler, William. "The August Meteors." London Times, August 29, 1863, p. 10 c. 1.]


[1863 Aug 12 /] 1863 May 12 / Submarine volc / smoke from sea—fire—then a small island of cinders. Ab. 25 miles from coast of Sicily. A. J. Sci 2/37/442. [III; 419. "Submarine Volcano in the Mediterranean." American Journal of Science, s. 2 v. 37 (1864): 442-443. The Campi Flegrei Mar Sicilia volcano erupted on August 12, 1863, (as stated in this article, not May 12, as noted by Fort).]


L.T., Aug 13, 1863 / Cor writes of the mets of Aug 10, 1863, that the mets themselves looked like electric appearances. [III; 454. "The Meteors of August 10." London Times, August 13, 1863, p. 9 c. 4.]


1863 Aug 21 / Athens / met train 5 minutes / BA 67-423. [III; 458. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1866-67." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 288-430, at 423.]


1863 Aug 25 / Algeria / stones / Details / La Sci Pour Tous 11-62. [III; 459. Daubrée, Gabriel-Auguste. "Météorites tombées le 25 août dans la tribu des Senhadja, cercle d'Aumale, province d'Alger; fer météorique signalé à Dellys." La Science Pour Tous, 11 (no. 8; January 25, 1866): 62. Daubrée, Gabriel-Auguste. "Météorites tombées le 25 août dans la tribu des Senhadja, cercle d'Aumale, province d'Alger; fer météorique signalé à Dellys." Comptes Rendus, 62 (1866): 72-78.]


1863 Aug 24 / [LT], 8-f. [III; 460. "Phantom Ships." London Times, August 24, 1863, p. 8 c. 6. "Three large ships" appeared in a mirage, near Victoria. British Columbia, on June 20. (Victoria Chronicle, June, 1863???)]


1863 Aug 26 / [LT], 9-a / Sept 11-8-d / 14-4-c // Thunderstorm / Hackney, etc. [III; 461. "Thunderstorm." London Times, August 26, 1863, p. 9 c. 4. The latter two of these articles in the London Times relate to a thunderstorm on September 9, (not August 26). See: 1863 Sept 9, (III; 469).]


1863 Aug 29 / At Hawkhurst, by Prof A.S. Herschel, an "awe-inspiring noise in the sky, lasting from 9 to 9:10 p.m. Like sound of spinning mills. "The noise appeared to be brooding over the village. / (see Jan 19, 1864.) / Proc. Brit. Met Soc. 2-102 / An Reg 58-125 / (For similar sound, see March 12, 1863.) [III; 462. Herschel, Alexander Stewart. "Sound in the Upper Air, while the Lower Air was still." Proceedings of the British Meteorological Society, 2 (February 1864): 102-104. (Annual Register, 58, 125. Not v. 58 (1816): 125, nor v. 100 (1858): 125.) See: 1863 March 12, (III; 376), and, 1864 Jan 16 and 19th, (III; 539).]


1863 Aug 30 / Vulc / by Spörer / Webb, Celestial Objects, p. 45. [III; 463. Webb, Thomas William. Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes. 4th ed. London: Longmans, Green, 1881, 45.]


1863 Sept. 4 / 11:15 a.m. / Waterspout near Durham / Astro Reg 1-151 / Waved down from sky but did not touch the ground. [III; 464. "Waterspout." Astronomical Register, 1 (October 1863): 151.]


1863 Sept 5 / [LT], 6-b. Singular phe on the Ohio River. [III; 465. "Singular Phenomenon." London Times, September 5, 1863, p. 6 c. 2. (Louisville Journal, 1863.)]


1863 Sept 5 / [LT], 6-b / 7-10-e. [III; 466. "Singular Phenomenon." London Times, September 5, 1863, p. 6 c. 2. "Celestial Mineralogy." London Times, September 7, 1863, p. 10 c. 5.]


1863 Sept. 6 / A "flat" or indentation on limb of moon. / M. Notices 37/432 / by Rev. H. Cooker Key. [III; 467. Copeland, Ralph. "On two 'Flats' on the Moon's Limb, observed March 23, 1877." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 37 (June 8, 1877):  432-433.]


1863 Sept 7 / q / Algeria / BA '11. [III; 468. Milne, 717.]


1863 Sept 9 / Cut / Heavitree, Exeter / Large met Aurora and vivid flashes of lightning. / L.T., Sept 17, 1863. [III; 469. Wood, W.H. "Thunderstorm." London Times, September 14, 1863, p. 4 c. 3. "Thunderstorm in the Metropolis." London Times, September 11, 1863, p. 8 c. 4. Sykes, W.M. "To the Editor of the Times." London Times, September 17, 1863, p. 11 c. 4.]


1863 Sept 11 / [LT], 10-f / 17-11-d / 21-9-f // Meteors. [III; 470. Lowe, Edward Joseph. "Large Meteor." London Times, September 11, 1863, p. 10 c. 6. Sykes, W.M. "To the Editor of the Times." London Times, September 17, 1863, p. 11 c. 4. "The Meteor." London Times, September 21, 1863, p. 9 c. 6.]


1863 Sept 11 / 8:45 p.m. / Queenstown, Ireland / met / BA 64-6. [III; 471. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1863-64." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1864, 1-101, at 6-7.]


1863 Sept 14 / 8 p.m. / q / Tunis / and before some shocks for days / LT, Oct 6-7-f. [III; 472. "Earthquake at Tunis." London Times, October 6, 1863, p. 7 c. 6.]


1863 Sept 28 / ♀ [Venus] Inf [conjunction] [Sun] (A1). [III; 473. Astronomical symbols used by Fort.]


1863 Sept 28 / 4:55 a.m. / At Vesuvius, for a minute, obj like a comet / LT, Oct 5-10-a. [III; 474. Child, Walter. "To the Editor of the Times." London Times, October 5, 1863, p. 10 c. 1.]


[1863 Sept 28. Wrong date. See: 1863 July 28, (III; 475).]


1863 Oct. 4 / 3 p.m. / Rouen, France / "Violent noise like the firing of cannon" and shocks. / L.T. 12-11-a. [II; 476. "France." London Times, October 12, 1863, p. 11 c. 1-2.]


1863 Oct. 6 / q / 3:20 a.m. / Hereford, Worcester, etc. / West of Eng and S. Wales. [III; 477. "The Earthquake of Yesterday." London Times, October 7, 1863, p. 9 c. 2-4.]


1863 Oct 6 / loud sound heard twice + perhaps 3 times Daily News (8th) / Sound so great supposed in some places been a great explosion / said that a light in the sky but was "Auroral." at Gloucester 3:24 a.m. [III; 478.1, 478.2. "The Earthquake." London Daily News, October 8, 1863, p. 5 c. 4-6.]


1863 Oct 6 / 2 q's at 3.15 am Carmarthen / See Oct 30, 1868. [III; 479. (See Oct 30, 1868.) Spurrell, William. Carmarthen and Its Neighbourhood: Notes Topographical and Historical. 2nd edition. Carmarthen: William Spurrell, 1879, 157. "Oct. 6. Two shocks of an earthquake felt at Carmarthen at 3.15 a.m. Several persons heard their furniture shake, some thought their houses were attacked by burglars: in one case a person was thrown out of bed, in another a bell rang, and in a third a framed almanac was shaken from a wall. The shock exceeded any felt since Oct. 21, 1802." See: 1868 Oct 30, (III; 1603).]   


1863 Oct 6 / hurricane Paris a torrential storm afternoon / L.T. 10-10-b. [III; 480. "France." London Times, October 10, 1863, p. 10 c. 1-2.]


1863 Oct 6 / Carmarthen Bay—11 a.m. L.T. 23-4-c—great volume of discolored water rushed through the clear water of the Bay / q was ab 3.20 a.m. [III; 481. "Singular Phenomenon." London Times, October 23, 1863, p. 4 c. 3.]


1863 Oct. 8 / Shortly after 3 a.m., one of the most violent th storms recorded at Leominster. / L.T. 10-10-d. At 7 a.m., long after storm had ceased, came a sudden intense darkness. [III; 482. "Violent Thunderstorm." London Times, October 10, 1863, p. 10 c. 4.]


1863 Oct 12 / Conj Sun, Moon, Merc, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn. [III; 483. (Confirm.)]


1863 Oct 12 / Aurora / Frant, Sussex / divergent rays from a cloud almost due west / L.T. 15-10-f. [III; 484. Allnatt, R.H. "Aurora Borealis." London Times, October 15, 1863, p. 10 c. 6.]


1863 Oct 15 / LT / ab 10 p.m. / Met train like a comet for 10 minutes / Margate / LT, Oct 20-9-f / 21-5-f / 17-9-d. London, etc. / BA 64-8. [III; 485. Lowe, Edward Joseph. "Large Meteor." London Times, October 17, 1863, p. 9 c. 4. "Large Meteor." London Times, October 20, 1863, p. 9 c. 6. Abrahall, J.H. "The Great Meteor." London Times, October 21, 1863, p. 5 c. 6. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1863-64." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1864, 1-101, at 8-11.]


1863 Oct 16 / Canada / Dark Day / Sc Am 112-229. [III; 486. Talman, Charles Fitzhugh. "Dark Days and Forest Fires." Scientific American, n.s., 112 (March 6, 1915): 229.]


1863 Oct 18 / (3) / Lights like 2 united balloons / France / La Nat 1898/1/127. [III; 487. "Bolide Extraordinaire." La Nature, 1898 pt. 1 (no. 1286; January 22): 127.]


1863 Oct. / Mets not notable in BA. [III; 488. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1863-64." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1864, 1-101, at 6-11.]


1863 Oct / Meteors / great deal / LT Index. [III; 489. Lowe, Edward Joseph. "Large Meteor." London Times, October 17, 1863, p. 9 c. 4. Abrahall, J.H. "A Remarkable Meteor." London Times, October 19, 1863, p. 7 c. 6. "Large Meteor." London Times, October 20, 1863, p. 9 c. 6. Abrahall, J.H. "The Great Meteor." London Times, October 21, 1863, p. 5 c. 6.]


1863 Oct 28 / Slains / black / Scotland / D-30. [III; 490. The note copies information from page 30 of The Book of the Damned. Rust, James. The Scottish Black Rain Showers and Pumicestone Shoals of the Year 1862 and 1863. Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1864.]


1863 Nov. 10 / [LT]. 5-f / Strange discovery in the Orne. [A; 434. "A Strange Discovery." London Times, November 10, 1863, p. 5 c. 6.]


1863 Nov. 12-13 / In England, meteors "singularly deficient", ac to E,J, Lowe, in Times, quoted in Astro Reg '63-192. [III; 491. "Aurora Borealis." Astronomical Register, 1 (December 1863): 192. "Aurora Borealis." London Times, November 17, 1863, p. 6 c. 2.]


1863 Nov 12-13 / Great met display / =66? / Rept BA '64. [III; 492. (BA 64???)]


1863 Nov 13 / a.m. / Very few meteors by E. J. Lowe at Beeston Observatory. B.A. 64-14. [III; 493. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1863-64." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1864, 1-101, at 14-15.]


1863 Nov 12-14 / Ab. 2 pages to mets in BA '64. Not remarkable in England. [III; 494. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1863-64." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1864, 1-101, at 10-15.]


1863 Nov. 14 / Weston-super-Mare—"bright aurora from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. / B.A. '64. [III; 495. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1863-64." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1864, 1-101, at 14-15.]  


1863 Nov. 14 / Aurora / Beeston and Weston-super-Mare / full star details / L.T. 17-6-b / Largely in Ursa Major. / beams moving westerly. [III; 496. "Aurora Borealis." London Times, November 17, 1863, p. 6 c. 2.]


1863 Nov. 16 / Op. Vesta. [III; 497. (Confirm.)]


1863 November 19th / (Moon) / Birmingham / George Hunt / Hill between Lambert and Timocharis illumin / accompanying flashes. Astro Reg 2/10 / See p. 55. [III; 498. Hunt, George. "Lunar Mountains." Astronomical Register, 2 (January 1864): 9-10. Hunt. George. "Alpha Arietis." Astronomical Register, 2 (March 1864): 54-55.]


1863 Nov 19 / On moon on terminator obj said been a hill that "shone out very splendidly accompanied by brilliant flashes." Observatory 11/404. [III; 499. Hunt, George. "Sir William Herschel's Observations of Volcanoes in the Moon." Observatory, 11 (1888): 403-404, at 404.]


1863 Nov. 23 / Hanover; Bremen / E to W / det met / BA 67-424. [III; 500. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1866-67." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 288-430, at 424.]


1863 November 26 / sky obj in November / issue of Les Mondes. / The Abbé de Thury says that at 25 minutes past 8 in the evening, interior [of] his house suddenly illuminated with a brilliant light coming fr[om] the north. Looked out and his garden lighted—In sky saw a luminous body slowly moving from S.E. to N.W. No date published. It moved so slow[ly] that he had time twice to rub away moisture on the window pane to see it better. It was an elliptic body surrounded by an aureole—volume—more than one "tiers" and "moins de moitié" that [Pabst: Fort's error] that of the moon. The thing suddenly disappeared. [III; 501.1, 501.2, 501.3. De Thury. "Corps lumineux." Les Mondes, 3 (November 26, 1863): 450-451. It was more than a third but less than half the size of the Moon.]


[1863 Nov 28] / Uncommon bird / L.T. '63 / Nov 28-10-e. [III; 502. "An Uncommon Bird." London Times, November 28, 1863, p. 10 c. 5.]


1863 Nov. 28 / Windermere / met and 4 or 5 minutes later a rumbling sound / L.T., Dec 22-5-e. [III; 503. "The Sound of Meteors." London Times, December 22, 1863, p. 5 c. 5. Robert S. Hart wrote: "From four to five minutes after the disappearance of the meteor a distant rumbling sound, which continued for two or three seconds, and resembled that arising from a railway train passing over a bridge, was distinctly heard by myself and others." Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1863-64." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1864, 1-101, at 18-19.  Glaisher's catalog gives the wrong date, (December 5), for this meteor, reported by Robert S. Hart.]


1863 Dec 1 / Switzerland / det met / 1 a.m. / BA '67/424. [III; 504. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1866-67." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 288-430, at 424.]


1863 Dec 1 / [LT], 10-f / Hist. Myst. / The Gräfin in le Plauen Palais. [A; 435. "A Historical Mystery." London Times, December 1, 1863, p. 10 c. 6. "An Historical Mystery." Cornhill Magazine, 8 (December 1863): 720-724. Auguste Charlotte, Gräfin von Kielmannsegge, (a German supporter of Napoleon), was recounted in her final years, at the Wasserschlösschen, (Wasserpalais im Reisewitzschen Garten), in Dresden. Her memoirs were not published until 1927.]


1863 Dec 2, 3 / Tempest / C.R., 57-946, 1001. [III; 505. Marié-Davy, Edme Hippolyte. "Sur la tempête des 2 et 3 décembre." Comptes Rendus, 57 (1863): 946-949.Vaillant, Jean-Baptiste Philibert. "Sur la tempête des 2 et 3 décembre." Comptes Rendus, 57 (1863): 1001-1007.]


1863 Dec 5 / 7:55 p.m. / not like lightning / met / Yorkshire, etc. / 3 letters, L.T. 8-4-3 / Lighted up streets brilliantly. At Louth (10-11-e), to people who did not see the meteor, the light was like a remarkable flash of lightning. // Its path like that of Dec 8, 1861. / L.T., 19-5-f / ac to A. S. Herschel // (far south as Bath / 19-5-f). [III; 506.1, 506.2. "A Meteor." London Times, December 8, 1863, p. 4 c. 3. "The Meteor." London Times, December 10, 1863, p. 11 c. 5. "The Meteor." London Times, December 19, 1863, p. 5 c. 6. See: 1861 Dec 8, (III; 208).]


1863 Dec 5 / This fireball "produced the vivid impression of lightning over the whole area of the British Isles." BA64-1. [III; 507. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1863-64." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1864, 1-101, at 1.]


1863 Dec 5 / ab 8, p.m. / Lancashire, etc. / Met sounded like a train of ca[Pabst: "(note cut off)"]. / BA 64/18. L.T., Dec. 8-4-c / etc. [III; 508. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1863-64." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1864, 1-101, at 18-19. "A Meteor." London Times, December 8, 1863, p. 4 c. 3. Glaisher's catalog only gives one account of any sound from this meteor, but that was from Robert S. Hart, who was reporting the meteor of November 28, (not December 5, as given in the catalog). See: 1863 Nov. 28, (III; 503).]


1863 Dec. 7 / Metite slow / Metite of Belgium / Writer, C.R., 58-75, says believes it arrived at very moderate speed, not even of a cannonball, because it struck earth with less effect than that of a cannonball. [III; 509. Sæmann, Louis. "Note sur la météorite de Tourinnes-la-Grosse (Belgique), tombée le 7 décembre 1863." Comptes Rendus, 58 (1863): 74-77, at 75. The Tourinnes-la-Grosse meteorite.]


1863 Dec. 7 / Tourinnes-la-Grosse / Metite / C.R. 58-74 / (F). [III; 510. Sæmann, Louis. "Note sur la météorite de Tourinnes-la-Grosse (Belgique), tombée le 7 décembre 1863." Comptes Rendus, 58 (1863): 74-77. Fletcher, 103. This is the Tourinnes-la-Grosse meteorite.]


1863 Dec 7 / q. /Ladrones, Guam / BA, '11. [III; 511. Milne, 717.]


1863 Dec 10 / 3 a.m. / Trebizond, Asia Minor / great det met / followed by fall of snow / BA 65/128. Stonefall? / B.A. '67-424. [III; 512. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1864-65." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1865, 57-142, at 128. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1866-67." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 288-430, at 424.]


1863 Dec 11 / Moluccas / q / I / [Light] / BA '11. [III; 513. Milne, 717.]


1863 Dec 12 / from 10:33 p.m. / Hankhurst / 20 mets from Gemini in 2 hours / BA-64. Many others listed. [III; 514. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1863-64." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1864, 1-101, at 24-27.]


1863 Dec 12 / 6 to 10 p.m. / Hundreds of meteors, ac to Norwich Mercury. BA 64-24. [III; 515. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1863-64." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1864, 1-101, at 24-25. "Meteorites." Norwich Mercury, December 16, 1863, p. 2 c. 7.]


1863 Dec 12 / Great met. / Nottingham, etc. / L.T. 17-12-a. [III; 516. Weightman, Hugh. "The Meteor." London Times, December 17, 1863, p. 12 c. 1.]


1863 / BO / 6-Oct / 13-Dec / letter / L.T. indexes / Oct and Dec Meteors. [III; 517. There are 20 articles regarding meteors between October 15 and December 31, 1863, in the London Times: Allnatt, Richard Hopkins. "Aurora Borealis." London Times, October 15, 1863, p. 10 c. 6. Lowe, Edward Joseph. "Large Meteor." London Times, October 17, 1863, p. 9 c. 4. Abrahall, J.H. "A Remarkable Meteor." London Times, October 19, 1863, p. 7 c. 6. "Large Meteor." London Times, October 20, 1863, p. 9 c. 6. Abrahall, J.H. "The Great Meteor." London Times, October 21, 1863, p. 5 c. 6. "A Meteor." London Times, December 8, 1863, p. 4 c. 3. "The Meteor." London Times, December 10, 1863, p. 11 c. 5. "The Meteor." London Times, December 14, 1863, p. 11 c. 6. Vertu, Julien. "To the Editor of the Times." London Times, December 15, 1863, p. 12 c. 5. "The Late Meteor." London Times, December 16, 1863, p. 7 c. 3. Weightman, Hugh. "The Meteor." London Times, December 17, 1863, p. 12 c. 1. Burder, William C. "The Sounds of Meteors." London Times, December 18, 1863, p. 10 c. 5. "The Meteor." London Times, December 19, 1863, p. 5 c. 6. "The Sound of Meteors." London Times, December 22, 1863, p. 5 c. 5. Burder, George F. "The Sound of Meteors." London Times, December 25, 1863, p. 8 c. 4. George D.J. "Sound of Meteors." London Times, December 25, 1863 p. 8 c. 4. "Noise of Meteors." London Times, December 28, 1863, p. 4 c. 6. "Meteors." London Times, December 29, 1863, p. 8 c. 4. "To the Editor of the Times." London Times, December 30, 1863, p. 9 c. 3. "Meteors." London Times, December 31, 1863, p. 7 c. 6.]


1863 Dec 12 / Hundreds of mets, England. / At Hawkhurst, Kent, 20 in two hours radiated from near Gamma Geminorum. / On 13th, many. 8 in one hour from Gamma Gem. / BA 64-28. See: Jan 2, 1864. [III; 518. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1863-64." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1864, 1-101, at 24-29. See: 1864 Jan 2, (III; 527).]


1863 Dec. 12 / At Oundle, to 11:45 p.m., 53 meteors / L.T. 17-12-a. [III; 519. Weightman, Hugh. "The Meteor." London Times, December 17, 1863, p. 12 c. 1.]


[1863 Dec 15. Wrong date. See: 1862 Dec 15, (III; 520).]


1863 Dec. 22 / (F) / Metite / Bengal / 9 a.m. / Manboum / 130 miles N.E. of Calcutta / Detonations heard 30 miles. A. J. Sci 2/40/134. [III; 521. Fletcher, 103. "On the Meteorite of  Mamboum, Bengal." American Journal of Science, s. 2 v. 40 (1865): 134. This is the Manbhoom meteorite.]


1863 Dec. 27 / 6:50 p.m. / Kent, Somerset, Worcester / met from Pleiades in around "from a point to diameter of moon" / BA 67-425. '64-29. [III; 522. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1863-64." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1864, 1-101, at 28-29. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1866-67." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 288-430, at 425.]


                                                                                                                                                                                                

1863 Dec 27 / ab. 7 p.m. / L.T. 29th and 30th, 5 letters upon met seen in Worcestershire and Somersetshire. [III; 523. "Meteors." London Times, December 29, 1863, p. 8 c. 4. "To the Editor of the Times." London Times, December 30, 1863, p. 9 c. 3.]


1864:


1864 / South Bend, Ind. / Body of Anna Rees / See Aug 11, 1872. [A; 436. See: 1872 Aug 11, (A; 776).]


1864 / Sleeper Susan C. Godsey near Hickman, Ky. / See July 14, 1869. [A; 437.  See: 1869 July 14, (A; 547).]


1864 / Sheep mut in Ireland / extraord. year. [A; 438.]


1864 Jan 2 / Bootes / Quadrantids unusual / N.M. / E Mec 74-446. [III; 524. (English Mechanic, 74, 446.)]


1864 Jan 2-3 / 50 mets noted by R.P. Greg at Manchester / B.A. '64. [III; 525. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1863-64." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1864, 1-101 at 30-31.]


1864 Jan 2 / 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. / Very many meteors ac to E.J. Lowe at Beeston Observatory / BA 64. [III; 526. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1863-64." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1864, 1-101, at 28-29.]


1864 Jan 2 / From 11 p.m., to early next morning, shower of exceedingly bright meteors seen in all England. 50 to 60 an hour radiated from Quadrans Muralis, near head of Bootes. / Astro Reg 2-39. [III; 527. Herschel, Alexander Stewart. "Shooting Stars." Astronomical Register, 2 (February 1864): 39.]


1864 Jan 2-11 / —Asia Minor / 3—Persia and Philippines / 6—Persia and Austria / 10-11 Asia Minor / 12—Murcia, Spain, and Chile // qs in Jan in China (Hankow) / BA '11. / Sim q's—Feb 18, 1889. [III; 528. Milne, 717-718.]


1864 Jan 2 / Manchester, England / ab. 60 mets in 2 hours. Proc Amer. Phil. Soc., 13-501. [III; 529. Kirkwood, Daniel. "On the Meteors of January 2nd." Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 13 (1873): 501-502.]


1864 Jan 2 / Abundant meteors / Nature 65-199. [III; 530. Henry, John R. "The Quadrantid Meteors." Nature, 65 (January 2, 1902): 198-199. "The next notable display occurred in 1862, and was accidentally witnessed on the morning of January 2, between 4 and 5 o'clock, by a lady residing in Harford, Connecticut, U.S., who on this occasion seems to have had the honour of being the sole observer of the apparition. Her attention was attracted by a luminous cloud moving from west to east, and also by the appearance of fine meteors at the rate of about three per minute."]


1864 Jan 2 / Quadrantids around 234 RA / 51 N. Dec. If Veggis, 277.5 RA / 34.6 Dec. [III; 531.]


1864 Jan 3-4 / night / Eruption of Kelout, Java / Details / La Sci Pour Tous 9-118. Detonations were heard in Borneo. [III; 532. Grapinet, A. "Éruption du Kelout." La Science Pour Tous, 9 (no. 15; March 10, 1864): 118. The Kelut volcano.]


1864 Jan 5 to 10 /Eruptions of Dekloet and Merapi, Java. Cosmos 24-282. [III; 533. "Eruptions de volcans." Cosmos, 24 (March 10, 1864): 282. The Kelut and Merapi volcanoes starting on January 4, (not 5).]


1864 Jan 5 / [LT, 11-f / 9-11-d / 11-9-d / 14-6-d / 23-2-d // Meteors. [III; 534. "To the Editor of the Times." London Times, January 5, 1864, p. 11 c. 6. "Meteor." London Times, January 9, 1864, p. 11 c. 4. "To the Editor of the Times." London Times, January 11, 1864, p. 9 c. 4. Burder, William Corbett. "The Apparent Size of Meteors." London Times, January 14, 1864, p. 6 c. 4. Herschell, Alexander Stewart. "To the Editor of the Times." London Times, January 23, 1864, p. 2 c. 4.]


1864 Jan 7 / [LT], 10-b / Explosive sounds of meteors. [III; 535. Burder, William Corbett. "The Explosive Sounds of Meteors." London Times, January 7, 1864, p. 10 c. 2.]


1864 Jan 7 / 8:40 p.m. / Met / S and W / Eng / BA 64-30. [III; 536. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1863-64." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1864, 1-101, at 30-31.]


1864 Jan 16-19 / Cheltenham, near Gloucester / St. Leonards, near Hastings. [III; 537.]


1864 / ab  Jan 15 // Explosion at Liverpool heard far. / See L.T. Index. / Explosion on a ship, 7:20 p.m. / LT 18-9-e. [III; 538. "Awful Explosion at Liverpool." London Times, January 18, 1864, p. 9 c. 5. Burder, William C. "The Explosion at Liverpool." London Times, January 26, 1864, p. 6 c. 4.]


1864 Jan 16 and 19th / Cheltenham / Sound overhead like heavy baggage train on a waterfall, from 11:45 to 2 a.m., 19th. / Heard at St. Leonard's-on-Sea and with greater intensity. On 19th, "There was in fact, a perfect roar in the upper air, from near midnight until 2 to 3 a.m. / Proc. Brit. Met Soc., 2/104 /  

See May 19, 1869. / See Aug 29, 1863. [III; 539.1, 539.2. Herschel, Alexander Stewart. "Sound in the Upper Air, while the Lower Air was still." Proceedings of the British Meteorological Society, 2 (February 1864): 102-104. See: 1863 Aug 29, (III; 462), and, 1869 May 19, (III; 1779).]


1864 Jan 21 / 8:40 p.m. / Met from Iota Draconis / 8:55. / LT, Jan 23-12-d. from Chi Leonis / Harkhurst, Kent. [III; 540. Herschel, Alexander Stewart. "To the Editor of the Times." London Times, January 23, 1864, p. 12 c. 4.]


1864 Jan 22 / Dust fall / Breslau / Abh. Schles. Ges. Breslau 31/50. [III; 541. Cohn, Ferdinand. "Ueber den Staubfall vom 22. Januar 1864." Abhandlungen der Schlesischen Gesellschaft für Vaterländische Cultur. Abtheilung für Naturwissenschaften und Medicin, 1864, 31-50. "Auszug aus einem Schreiben des Herrn Prof. Dr. Cohn in Breslau, über einen merkwürdigen Schnee- und Staubfall...." Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe. Abt. 2, Mathematik, Physik, Chemie, Physiologie, Meteorologie, Physische Geographie und Astronomie, 49 (1864): 336.]


1864 Jan 31 / Etna / C.R. 60-548. [III; 542. Fouqué. "Sur l'éruption de l'Etna du 31 janvier 1865." Comptes Rendus, 60 (1865): 548-555.]


1864 Feb 10 / [LT], 12-e / Ghst / Wales. [A; 439. "A Welsh Ghost." London Times, February 10, 1864, p. 12 c. 5.]


1864 Feb 12 / 8:20 a.m. / Astro. Reg., 2-161, from a newspaper / ob by Mr. Samuel Beswick, of New York. obj 8" in diameter occup 4 hours, 33.5 min in transit / See Observatory 3-137. [II; 543. "Lescarbault's Planet (?)." Astronomical Register, 2 (July 1864): 161. Ledger, Edmund. "Observations or supposed observations of the Transits of Intra-Mercurial planets or other Bodies across the Sun's Disk." Observatory, 3 (1879-80): 135-8, at 137. (New York Evening Post, May 6, 1864.) "The New Planet." Sacramento Daily Union, June 10, 1864, p. 3 c. 2. "Prof. Hough called the attention of the members to an alleged discovery of a new planet...." Transactions of the Albany Institute, 6 (1870): 281. "An ephemeris was given of its position from the 5th to the 20th of May: this ephemeris is totally erroneous, since it is impossible for any planet inside the Earth's orbit to be in the position he had assigned."]


1864 Feb 18 / (+) / [LT], 12-a / Probable return of Comet 1810. [III; 544. Watson, James Craig. "Probable Return of the Comet of 1810." London Times, February 12, 1864, p. 12 c. 1. Watson, James Craig. "Comet Circular." American Journal of Science, s. 2 v. 37 (1864): "Supplement to January number," (inserted between pages 156 and 157). Hoek, Martin. "Additions to the Investigations on Cometary Systems." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 26 (1866): 204-207, at 205. "It is possible, and even somewhat probable, that the Comets of 1810 and 1863 V. are two apparitions of a same body revolving every 53.3 years." "The Comets of 1810 and 1863 (V)." Nature, 24 (June 2, 1881: 111. "Probably we have, in the case of these comets, an illustration that mere similarity of orbits, even though it may be pretty close, is not to be regarded as proof of identity." The Comet of 1810 is C/1810 Q1; and, the Comet 1863 V, (discovered by Lorenzo Respighi), is C/1863 Y1.]


1864 Feb 20-21 / Rome / yellowish dust, ac to Secchi / Le Courier des Sciences, NS, 2/296 / (La Sci Pour T. 15-126. Zeit Met 5/187. [III; 545. "Météorologie.—Pluie de Sable Arrivé en Italie du 13 au 14 Fevrier 1870." La Science Pour Tous, 15 (no. 16; March 19, 1870): 126. Denza. "Pluie de sable arrivée en Italie, du 13 au 14 février 1870." Comptes Rendus, 70 (1870): 534-537, at 535. "Kleinere Mittheilungen." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 5 (1870): 186-192, at 186-189, at 187. See: 1863 Feb 7, (III; 356).]   


1864 Feb 22 / Mologa, Russia / met train "stationary a long while, in Ursa Major" / BA '67/425. [III; 546. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1866-67." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 288-430, at 425.]


1864 March 4 / Great met / Germany / Met. Zeit 15/76, 77. [III; 547. (Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 15 (1880): 76-77. not here. https://books.google.ca/books?id=sdQLAAAAYAAJ ; or, Meteorologische Zeitschrift, 15 (1898): 76-77, not online. Not this date in BA 1864.)]


1864 March 12 / Group of spots under observation by Dr. Weisse had become much larger since preceding observation. / Astro Reg 2-178. [III; 548. "Solar Phenomenon."Astronomical Register, 2 (July 1864): 178. Weiss, Edmund. "Gegenseitige Bedckung zweier Sonneflecke." Astronomische Nachrichten, 62 (no. 1471, 1864): 105-106.]


1864 March 24 / The hailstorm at Calcutta / Jour Asiatic Soc Bengal 33-530. [III; 549. Blanford, Henry F. "Note on the hail-storm of Thursday the 24th March." Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, 33 (1865): 530-534.]


1864 March 29 / Singular hail, at Paris / C.R. 58-632. [III; 550. Barral, J.-A. "Note sur une forme singulière de gréle tombée à Paris le 29 mars 1864." Comptes Rendus, 58 (1864): 632-634.]


1864 Ap. 10, 11, 13 / Mets / S of Eng. / BA 64-41 / Ap. 20, many. [III; 551. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1863-64." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1864, 1-101, at 40-43.]


1864 April 12 / (Stat) / Met falls in nearby regions / 1863—June 2—Buschof, Courland / 1863, Aug 8,  Pillitsfer, Livonia / April 12, 1864—Nerft, Courland / CR 85/681. [III; 552. "M. Daubrée, en présentant à l'Académies les trois échantillons de météorites...." Comptes Rendus, 85 (1877): 681.]


1864 Ap. 14 / [LT], 7-c / 21-12-f / Aurora. [III; 553. Allnatt, R.H. "Aurora Borealis." London Times, April 14, 1864, p. 7 c. 3. Allnatt, R.H. "Aurora Borealis." London Times, April 21, 1864, p. 12 c. 6. These auroras were observed on April 11 and 17.]


1864 Ap. 20 / Mets active. / BA 64-41. [III; 554. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1863-64." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1864, 1-101, at 40-43.]


1864 Ap. 29 / q / N.W. part Bombay Presidency / Trans Bombay Geog Soc 17/288 / 11 a.m. [III; 555. Kennelly, D.J. "Notes on the Earthquake of he 29th April 1864 in the North-western part of the Bombay Presidency." Transactions of the Bombay Geographical Society, 17 (1865): 288-301.]


1864 April 30 / Rumbling sound ab 11 p.m., and other sound like falling of hail and slight shock, Uckfield / Lewes, Chailey, Fletching / (See Aug 21.) / Thought by some persons been explosion of gunpowder / Times, May 3 and 4 / Times, 6—felt in Kensington, 30th, at 6:20 a.m. / again at Lewes at midnight. [III; 556. Noble, William. "Another Earthquake?" London Times, May 3, 1864, p. 7 c. 5. "Earthquake in Sussex." London Times, May 4, 1864, p. 12 c. 5. Hall, L.M. "The Earthquake." London Times, May 6, 1864, p. 12 c. 5. See: 1864 Aug 21, (III; 595).]


1864 May / From the Hampshire Advertiser (Southampton, England) of Aug 20, copying from San Francisco Bulletin. / Appearance of multitude of birds in southern counties of California—"thousands upon thousands" of robins, linnets, thrushes, canaries, orioles, humming birds, finches, blackbirds, magpies, sparrows and others. Many of them dropping dead near bodies of water. "When picked up, sometimes ten or twenty in a lump, they are completely starved and fleshless." [III; 557.1, 557.2. (Hampshire Advertiser, August 20, 1864. San Francisco Bulletin, 1864.) not found with basic searches.]


[1864 May 8. Wrong date. See: 1865 May 8, (III; 558).]


1864 May 12 / Aug 2 / 22 noted / 30 / Sept 6 // Mets / Athens / BA 69-283 / See July 16. [III; 559. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1868-69." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1869, 216-308, at 283. See: 1864 July 16, 28, 29, Aug 1, (III; 582).]


1864 May 14 / Met train / 15 to 30 minutes / BA 64-45. [III; 560. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1863-64." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1864, 1-101, at 44-45.]


1864 May 14 / With moonlight / C.R. 58/932 / explosion at 8 p.m., Montauban / Coal-like substance with little metallic grains in it or crystalline forms. This is the Orgueil. / (F) / D-74. [III; 561. "Météore lumineux et chute de pierres météoriques du 14 mai." Comptes Rendus, 58 (1864): 932-937. The note copies information from page 74 of The Book of the Damned. Flight, Walter. "Meteorites and the Origin of Life," Eclectic Magazine, 89, (n.s., v. 26; December 1877): 711-718, at 716-717. Fletcher, 103. This is the Orgueil meteorite.]


1864 May 14 / det met / 8 p.m. / Castillon-sur-Dordogne / great met from 2 degrees of moon / C.R. 58-910. Seen at Agen, and violent detonation heard. [III; 562. Paquerée. "Météore lumineux observé à Castillon (Gironde)." Comptes Rendus, 58 (1864): 910. Bourrières. "Observation d'un météore lumineux à Agen (Lot-et-Garonne)." Comptes Rendus, 58 (1864): 910-911.]


1864 May 14 / like b. rain / Consistency so feeble it dissolved into black water. / C.R. 58-989. [III; 563. Daubrée. "Note sur les météorites tombées le 14 mai aux environs d'Orgueil (Tarn-et-Garonne)." Comptes Rendus, 58 (1864): 984-990, at 989.]


1864 May 14 / Bolide / Revue des Deux Mondes / July 15, 1864. [III; 564. Jamin, Jules. "Le Bolide du 14 Mai 1864. Les Aérolithes et les Étoiles Filantes." Revue des Deux Mondes, 52 (July 15, 1864): 491-503.]


1864 May 14 / See 14-15-16. / 8 p.m. / Blois / brilliant met from S.S.W. / CR 58/936. [III; 565. "Météore lumineux et chute de pierres météoriques du 14 mai." Comptes Rendus, 58 (1864): 932-937, at 936-937.]


[1864 May 14 /] 1864 May 15 / det met / 8 p.m. / Gironde / Lot-et-Garonne / met and rumbling sound like thunder / CR 58-910. The Orgueil of 14th, at ab. 8 p.m. [III; 567. Bourrières. "Observation d'un météore lumineux à Agen (Lot-et-Garonne)." Comptes Rendus, 58 (1864): 910-911. The letter from Bourrières was dated May 15, but reported the meteor of the previous evening, on May 14.]


1864 May 15 / (Moon) / See '77. / In Mare Crisium, a little to the W. of Picard, a "remarkably bright spot", by Herbert Ingall / Camberwell / Astro Reg 2/264 / (See Oct 16, 1864.) [III; 566. Ingall, Herbert. "Bright Spot on the Moon." Astronomical Register, 2 (November 1864): 264. See: 1864 Oct 16, (III; 620), and, 1877, (IV; 2115.)]


1864 May 17 / 4 p.m. / Weston-super-Mare / fireball—conical—seen in daylight / BA 67-425. [III; 568. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1866-67." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 288-430, at 425.]


1864 May 21 / [LT], 14-b / 2-12-e / 23-6-b // Th storms / Eng. / London and northern counties. [III; 569. "Thunderstorms." London Times, May 21, 1864, p. 14 c. 2. "Thunderstorms." London Times, May 23, 1864, p. 6 c. 4. Allnatt, R.H. "The Weather of May." London Times, June 2, 1864, p. 13 c. 6.]


1864 June 6 / 9:45 p.m. / Paris / met 6 times Venus / BA 67-425. [III; 570. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1866-67." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 288-430, at 425.]


1864 June 10 / 8 p.m. / Surrey / large fireball / BA 67-425. [III; 571. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1866-67." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 288-430, at 425.]


1864 June 19 / Sounds / morning. / "Alabama" sunk 9 miles off Cherbourg. Sounds were heard as far as near Bridgewater, England—125 miles. / Nature 62-378. [III; 572. Davison, Charles. "The Distance to Which the Firing of Heavy Guns Is Heard." Nature, 62 (August 16, 1900): 377-379, at 378. The Battle of Cherbourg (1864) involved just over an hour of cannon broadsides, (most from 32-pounders), between the USS Kearsarge and the CSS Alabama, (which fired over 370 rounds).]


1864 June 23 / [LT], 7-b / Strange story. [A; 440. "A Strange Story." London Times, June 23, 1864, p. 7 c. 2.]


                                                                                                            

1864 June 26 / Dolgovoli, Volhynia, Russia / (F). [III; 573. Fletcher, 103. This is the Dolgovoli meteorite.]


1864 July 4 / 10 p.m. / Wales, etc. / Met / BA 64-47. [III; 574. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1863-64." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1864, 1-101, at 46-47.]


1864 July 6 / Manna / Gardeners Chronicle, Aug 13, 1864—not like nostoc—does not dry up into an inconspicuous film. / There were then some specimens in the Museum of Natural History in the Armenian Convent of St. Lazzaro, a island near Venice. / An account of specimens that had fallen near Diarbekis and sent to Sir Roderick Murchison. [III; 575.1, 575.2. "The following letter from Sir Robert Murchison...." Gardeners' Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette, 1864 (August 13): 769-770. Murchison, Roderick I. "On a Recent Fall of Manna in Asia Minor." The Reader: A Review of Literature, Science and Art, 4 (no. 84;  August 6, 1864): 173-174.]


1864 July 6 / Manna / Ac to a letter from Mr. Haidinger to Sir Roderick Murchison, large quantity of manna (July 6) was observed near Diarberkir, Asia Minor, / Pop Sci Rev 4/105 / P.P. 1443. [III; 576. "Recent Fall of Manna in Asia Minor." Popular Science Review, 4 (1865): 105.]


[1864 July 10. Wrong date. See: 1864 Aug 8, (III; 578).]


1864 July 11 / (D-175) / frog in ice / Canada / Pontiac. ** [III; 579. The note copies information from page 175 of The Book of the Damned. "Hail-storm in Pontiac." Canadian Naturalist and Geologist, n.s., 1 (August 1864): 307-308.]


1864 July 13 / 10:15 p.m. / Boston, Mass. / large meteor / A. J. Sci 2/38/295. A little below Delphinos toward Pegasus / loud report. [III; 580. Gardner, John. "Note on a Meteor." American Journal of Science, s. 2 v. 38 (1864): 295-296, (illustration).]


1864 July 16 / Fr / q / Vendome / C.R. 59/1023. [III; 581. Renou. "Note sur un tremblement de terre." Comptes Rendus, 59 (1864): 206-207.]


1864 July 16, 28, 29, Aug 1 / fireballs / Greece / Said that reported stonefalls at Melos, Athens on 10th / See May 12. / BA 67-426. [III; 582. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1866-67." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 288-430, at 426. See: 1864 May 12, (III; 559).]


1864 July 29 / Mets / Eng / BA 64-48. [III; 583. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1863-64." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1864, 1-101, at 46-49.]


1864 Aug 2 / Mets / Athens / See May 12. [III; 584. See: 1864 May 12, (III; 559).]


1864 Aug 5 / Stat Met / Observatory 2/165. [III; 585. Denning, William Frederick. "Meteor Notes for September." Observatory, 2 (1878): 163-165, at 165.]


1864 Aug 6 / 9:30 p.m. / Abbé André write[s] [fr]om Puycharnaud. [?] for about half an hour, there had been flashes, phe y-y the [?]ol known as heat lightning. Then appeared a luminous body the size of the moon—moved noiselessly away. Les Mondes 5-673. [III; 586.1, 586.2. André. "Bolide du 6 août." Les Mondes, 5 (1864): 673.]


1864 Aug. 9 / Mets and "lightning" / Rept BA '64-63. [III; 587. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1863-64." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1864, 1-101, at 62-63.]


1864 Aug 8 / [LT], 9-c / 10-6-a / 12-10-e / 13-6-d / 30-9-f / Sept 3-10-c // Meteors. [III; 588. Allnatt, R.H. "Meteors." London Times, August 8, 1864, p. 9 c. 3. "France." London Times, August 10, 1864, p. 6. c. 1-2. Lowe, Edward Joseph. "Meteors." London Times, August 12, 1864, p. 10 c. 5. "Periodical Meteors." London Times, August 13, 1864, p. 6 c. 4. Rogers, Edward Montague. "A Meteor." London Times, August 30, 1864, p. 9 c. 6. "Meteors." London Times, September 3, 1864, p. 10 c. 3.]["Miscellaneous Items." Irish Canadian, August 31, 1864, p. 7 c. 1. A fireball, "on the 3rd," burst at 8:30 P.M. "Its motion was so slow that, contrary to what usually happens, it was seen for upwards of a minute."]


1864 Aug 10 / 6:50 p.m. / Det met / Greece / BA 65/127 / See July 10. [III; 589. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1864-65." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1865, 57-142, at 127. See: 1864 Aug 10, (III; 578).]


[1864 Aug 10 /] 1864 July 10 / = Aug 10? / Stone reported / Athens / BA 67-426 / See May 12. [III; 578. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1866-67." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 288-430, at 426.]


1864 Aug 13 / (det) / Greenwich / met seen and heard / BA 64/88. / See Aug 21. [III; 590. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1863-64." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1864, 1-101, at 88-89. See: 1864 Aug 21, (III; 595).]


1864 Aug 13 / Gardener's Chronicle of / Sir Roderick Murchison wrote in, of some "manna: that had fallen in gusts of rain at Charput, N.W. of Diarbekis, Asia Minor. / Sci Gos. 3-231. [III; 577. "The following letter from Sir Robert Murchison...." Gardeners' Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette, 1864 (August 13): 769-770. Teesdale, Marmaduke John. "The Manna of the Israelites." Science Gossip, n.s., 3 (1896): 229-233, at 231.]


1864 Aug 14 / Turkey / II / [Medium] / q / BA '11. [III; 591. Milne, 718.]


1864 Aug 14 (20) / Isle of Wight / Cor describes the Syrp. Py. covering apple trees. Covering everything. For 50 yards the rails of a bridge fresh-painted caught hosts of them. Large quantities on the Sussex coast. On Dorset coast, a line of dead ones extending 4 miles. / This insect larger than the honeybee. / Zoologist, vol. 22. [III; 592.1, 592.2. Rogers, H. "Immense Swarms of Syrphus Pyrastri." Zoologist, 22 (1864): 9254-9255.]


1864 Aug 20 / Multitudes of insects upon the Isle of Wight. Several cors sent specimens to Edward Newman, Editor of the Entomologist, who (vol 2-84). He said that this larvae feed upon the aphides, which had been very plentiful, accounting for their numbers. [III; 593. "Multitudes of Syrphus Pyrastri in the Isle of Wight." Entomologist, 2 (October 1, 1864): 84-85.]


1864 Aug. 20 / In Zoologist, 2-4-1785, Mr Newman (Editor of the Z), says of the Syrphus Pyrastri. Tells of the enormous numbers—as to those that fell in the sea—"The dead bodies might have been collected by cartloads." Says, "I wish to invite particular attention to this case, because I know of no record of the species having been known to swarm or migrate either before or since; and also because the insect is a very consicuous one, and could not have escaped notice had such been the case." Says that the swarm came from the land and not from the sea. [III; 594.1, 594.2, 594.3. Newman, Edward. "The Death of Species: Migration." Zoologist, s. 2 v. 4 (1869): 1784-1798, at 1785.]


1864 Aug 21 / Times, 22nd / 1:27 a.m. / Lewes, Sussex / Loud report resembling an explosion and vibrations / Timbs '65-268 / See Ap. 30 and May 3, '64. / Intel. Obs. 6-146. [III; 595. Wingham, Henry. "An Earthquake." London Times, August 22, 1864, p. 11 c. 3. "Earthquakes in England." Timbs' Year-Book of Facts in Science and Art, 1865, 268-269. "Earthquake at Lewes." Intellectual Observer, 6 (September 1864): 146. See: 1864 April 30, (III; 556).]


1864 Aug 22, 30 / Mets / Athens / See May 12. [III; 596. See: 1864 May 12, (III; 559).]


1864 Aug 26 / 11 p.m. / Wales and W of Eng / great met / BA 64-88. [III; 597. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1863-64." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1864, 1-101, at 88-89.]


1864 Aug 30 / Ants / Cor saw on lake Venern, Sweden, "hundreds upon hundreds of millions of dead winged ants. He rowed three miles. Whle distance the water covered with them. / Field, Oct 8, p 256. [III; 598. (Field, Oct 8, 1864, p. 256.)]


1864 / ab last Aug // Ants / Chalons-sur-Saône—sun obscured by cloud of insects—winged ants fell. Field, Sept 10. [III; 599. (Field, September 10, 1864.)]


1864 Sept 3 / [LT], 8-d / Myst / Edinburgh. [A; 441. "Mysterious Occurrence." London Times, September 3, 1864, p. 8 c. 4.]


1864 Sept 6 / Met / Athens / See May 12. [III; 600. See: 1864 May 12, (III; 559).]


1864 Sept 6 / (stat) / West Linton, Scotland / large fireball / "burst like a bomb with much light / 8:55 p.m. /At 9:05 p.m., another "left a long train lasting some time". / BA 67-426. [III; 601. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1866-67." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 288-430, at 426.]


1864 Sept 7 and ab 19th / Hazlemere / Hampshire / shock / Times, Sept 20. [III; 602. "A Shock of Earthquake." London Times, September 20, 1864, p. 6 c. 6.]


1864 Sept 11 / ab. 5:30 p.m. / Met / France / BA 65-78. [III; 603. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1864-65." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1865, 57-142, at 78-79.]


1864 Sept 13 / (+) / (Stat) / 12 to 4 a.m. / great display mets / Malta / BA 65-78. [III; 604. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1864-65." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1865, 57-142, at 78-79.]


1864 Sept 14 / [LT], 8-f / Comets and Weather. [III; 605. Du Boulay, Thomas. "The Weather Influence of Comets." London Times, September 14, 1864, p. 8 c. 6.]


1864 Sept 17 / [LT], 11-c / Singular Story. [A; 442. "Singular Story." London Times, September 17, 1864, p. 11 c. 3.]


1864 Sept 23—27 / Many mets / Eng. / BA 65-68. [III; 606. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1864-65." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1865, 57-142, at 64-69.]


1864 Sept 24 / Hawkhurst, Kent / In 2 hours, 19 meteors / BA 65 / 25—8 in one hour / 26—11 one hour / 27—12 one hour. [III; 607. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1864-65." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1865, 57-142, at 66-69.]


1864 Sept 24 / (Fr)  Pau / 0:20 a.m. / Mont de Marsan / Pau / Loud det met / BA 65/64/125. Tarbes—Les Mondes 6/266 / Timbs—'65-271 / (a.m. or p.m.?) / Pau and Tarbes / B Assoc 65/127. [III; 608. "Bolide du 24 septembre." Les Mondes, 6 (1864): 266.) "Large Fire-Ball." Timbs' Year-Book of Facts in Science and Art, 1865, 271. The time was 12:20 P.M., "during sunshine," (not A.M.). Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1864-65." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1865, 57-142, at 64-65, 125 & 127.]


1864 Sept 24 / Cigar shaped bolide in France / mentioned in B.D. / C.R. 59/609 / det. met. [III; 609. (D-???) "Bolide du 24 septembre." Comptes Rendus, 59 (1864): 605-606.]


1864 Sept 24 / (Det met) / 12:20 p.m. / Midi vingt minutes / Detonation heard at Nerac / At Mont-de-Marsan, met. seen. C.R. 59-600, 606. [III; 610. "M. Lespiault, qui, dans la séance précédente...." Comptes Rendus, 59 (1864): 600-601. "Bolide du 24 septembre." Comptes Rendus, 59 (1864): 605-606.]


1864 Sept 24 / 12:20 p.m. / (Met sound) / C.R. 59-573 / near Nerac / See May 14-16. / Sound of an explosion and rumbling like thunder thought been meteoric. Said that some peasants had seen near southern horizon a little gray cloud of several minutes duration. / p. 600—that at Mont-de-Marsan, met had been seen. / Also other places, p. 605 / See Oct 26, 1862. [III; 611.1, 611.2. Lespiault. "Chûte probable d'un bolide manifesté seulement par le bruit de l'explosion." Comptes Rendus, 59 (1864): 573-574.  "M. Lespiault, qui, dans la séance précédente...." Comptes Rendus, 59 (1864): 600-601. See: 1862 Oct 26, (III: 311 & 312), and, 1864 May 14, (III: 561, 562, 564, 565, & 567).]


1864 Sept 25 / Oct 1 / 4 / 7 / 20 / 20, another / 25 / Nov 11 // fireballs of Westphalia / 30—Vienna / BA 67-427 / Dec 10 and 11. [III; 612. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1866-67." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 288-430, at 427.]


1864 Sept. 27 / Storm at Manilla / C.R. 62-685. [III; 613. "M. Ramon de la Sagra transmet à l'Académie...." Comptes Rendus, 62 (1866): 685.]


[1864 Oct. 1. Wrong date. See: 1864 Oct 4, (III; 614).]


1864 Oct 1 / Burst of light in part of the sun by Brodie / Webb, Celestial Objects, p. 45. [III; 615. Webb, Thomas William. Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes. 4th ed. London: Longmans, Green, 1881, 45.]


1864 Oct 2 / Uckfield, Sussex / something that in Eng Mec., 4/172, said been fall of vast body into sun—by Mr. Hodgson. [III; 616. "Meteors and Solar Heat." English Mechanic, 4 (no. 89; December 7, 1866): 172.]


1864 Oct 3 / Great q / Mexico / [BA] '11. [III; 617. Milne, 718.]


[1864 Oct 4 /] 1864 Oct. 1 / Heis obj seen in Westphalia / BA 67/427. [III; 614. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1866-67." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 288-430, at 427. Eduard Heis reported "a dark object seen for 11° arc slowly moving across the Milky Way." "Secchi on Meteors." The Reader: A Review of Literature, Science and Art, 5 (no. 108; January 21, 1865): 76. "At 8h. 31m. p.m. on the 4th of October last, as he was observing the milky way, he distinctly saw a dark mass slowly wending its way along the half-illumined sky, eclipsing the stars in its path. He was enabled to watch this strange visitation from a point situated in α 280° δ + 21° to α 291° δ 18°, where it finally disappeared." Phipson, Thomas Lamb. Meteors, Aerolites, and Falling Stars. London: L. Reeve, 1867, 146. "On the 4th of October, 1864, Dr. Heis appears to have seen an obscure bolide. As he was observing the Milky Way at half-past eight o'clock in the morning, he distinctly noticed a dark mass proceeding along the half-illumined sky, eclipsing the stars in its path." Phipson gives a morning time, when it was obviously an evening sky.]


1864 Oct 5 / 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. / Cyclone at Calcutta / Times of India, Jan 23, 1864. [III; 618. (Times of India, January 23, 1864.)]


1864 Oct 7-8 / Mets frequent at Wolverhampton / BA 65. [III; 619. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1864-65." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1865, 57-142, at 70-71.]


1864 Oct 8 / [LT], 6-d / Singular Find at Salisbury. [A; 443. "Singular Find at Salisbury." London Times, October 8, 1864, p. 6 c. 4.]


1864 Oct 16 / Moon lights / Repeat May 15, by same observer. [III; 620. Ingall, Herbert. "Bright Spot on the Moon." Astronomical Register, 2 (November 1864): 264. See: 1864 May 15, (III; 566).]


1864 Oct 17 / L.T., Oct 20 / 9:30 p.m. / Havre—q—denoted q—thought concussion from an accidental explosion of a mine, because preceded by a dull report. [III; 621. "France." London Times, October 20, 1864, p. 10 c. 4-5.]


1864 Oct 18 / Wild—clothes / Young woman, Isabella Naylor, aged 26, missing at Brighton. / LT 24-10-c / Search for her and some of her clothes found—other clothes—and then her naked body in a field—naked she had run a mile. Nothing said as to cause of death. [A; 444. "Extraordinary Disappearance and Death." London Times, October 24, 1864, p. 10 c. 2.]


1864 Oct 22-24 / ab. 26 // Great gale / Northumberland coast, etc. / LT, Oct 24, 29, 31. [III; 623. "The Gale in the North." London Times, October 25, 1864, p. 10 c. 4-5. "The Storms in the North." London Times, London Times, October 29, 1864, p. 9 c. 6. "The Weather in Northumberland," London Times, October 31, 1864, p. 5 c. 2.]


1864 Oct 22 / Brilliant streak in sky east to west from 10 p.m. till 11:15—then broke up / [s]everal days at 1 p.m. / [N]ew Zealand / Intel. Obs. 7/159. [III; 625. "Meteor Observed at Sea." Intellectual Observer, 7 (March 1865): 159-160. (Nothing in I.O. re: 1 p.m.. Aboard British shp "Trident" @ 46° 49' S, 124° 12' East.)]


1864 Oct 24 / Red lights each side of Mars / C Rendus 85/538 / (N). [III; 624. Lamey, Charles-Arthur. "Observations tendant à faire admettre l'existance d'un anneau d'astéoïdes, autour de la planète Mars." Comptes Rendus, 85 (1877): 538-539. Lamey believed that there was a ring of asteroids surrounding Mars, similar to the rings of Saturn.]


1864 Oct 27 / [LT], 10-f / 3 cases of "lengthened sleep". [A; 446. "Academy of Science." London Times, October 27, 1864, p. 10 c. 6. Blandet. "Observation de sommeil léthargique à longue période, et nouvelles applications zoologiques de la théorie du sommeil." Comptes Rendus, 59 (1864): 656-658.]


1864 Oct 31 / [LT], 10-b / Ext. disap little girl at Fleetwood. / See Oct 24-10-b. [A; 447. "Extraordinary Disappearance of a Little Girl." London Times, October 31, 1864, p. 10 c. 2.  See: 1864 Oct 18, (A; 444). "Extraordinary Disappearance and Death." London Times, October 24, 1864, p. 10 c. 2.]


1864 Oct / q's at Etna / next Jan, eruption violent on 30th / "Etna" / Rodwell. [III; 622. Rodwell, George Farrer. Etna: A History of the Mountain and of its Eruptions. London: C. Kegan Paul, 1878, 109-110.]


1864 Oct. / E. Naylor case ab. same in Brighton Examiner, 25th. [A; 445. (Brighton Examiner, October 25, 1864.)]


1864 Nov 1 / ab 10:55 p.m. / Near Florence, Italy—ac to a cor., a white globe of fire many times size of the moon, hanging almost motionless in the direction of Polaris—for a minute—then disappearing suddenly, a smaller one having appeared under it. / Astro Reg 3/53. [III; 626. "Large Fireball." Astronomical Register, 3 (February 1865): 53.]


1864 Nov 1 / Near Florence, Italy, ac to Madame Baldelli, at 10:54 p.m., a globe of white light "many times larger than the full moon". Almost motionless—Remained a minute, and then vanished, not by moving away. A smaller object below it. / Astro Reg 1865-53. [III; 627. "Large Fireball." Astronomical Register, 3 (February 1865): 53.]


1864 Nov 1 / No q. in Italy. [III; 628.]


1864 Nov 3 and 4 / A mark or indentation on limb of moon, a "flat". // Mr Birt / M. Notices 37/432. [III; 629. Copeland, Ralph. "On two 'Flats' on the Moon's Limb, observed March 23, 1877." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 37 (June 8, 1877): 432-433.]


1864 Nov 11 / 5:35 p.m. / Fireball / Eng and France / BA 65/120. [III; 630. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1864-65." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1865, 57-142, at 120.]


1864 Nov. 11 / Met—at Hawkhurst / 5:35 p.m., "directed from the apparent place of the moon". / by A S. Herschel. / Hawkhurst, Kent / Times, Nov 14-10-f. [III; 631. Herschel, Alexander Stewart. "To the Editor of the Times." London Times, November 14, 1864, p. 10 c. 6.]


1864 Nov. 13 / Brilliant shower of mets at Malta, ac to a writer in L.T., Nov. 13, 1897. [III; 632. "The Leonids: The Shower of November 14." London Times, November 13, 1897, p. 8 c. 2-3. "Two years before the maximum of 1866 a brilliant shower of meteors was visible at Malta on the morning of November 13."]


1864 Nov. 13 / Reported from Malta—"a grand display" of meteors from midnight to 4 a.m. / BA 65-122. [III; 633. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1864-65." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1865, 57-142, at 122.]


1864 Nov. 17 / 7:15 a.m. / S/ 51.44; 160.49 East / Cosmos 2/3/397 / seaquake. [III; 634. "Sur un tremblement de mer." Cosmos, s. 2 v. 3 (April 4, 1866): 397.]


1864 Nov. 20 / (Sounds) / 8:55 p.m. / Hallaton, Uppingham, Rutland / met and dets like cannon firing / BA 65/80. Intel. Obs 9/101 // L.T., Nov. 23 / At Uppingham 5 minutes later sound like cannon firing. [III; 635. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1864-65." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1865, 57-142, at 80-81. "To the Editor of the Times." London Times, November 23, 1864, p. 9 c. 6. Herschel, Alexander Stewart. "Detonating Meteors of February and November." Intellectual Observer, 9 (March 1866): 99-101, at 101.]


1864 Nov 29 / 6:56 p.m. / Met / Paris / Many thru night in Eng. / BA 65-82. [III; 636. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1864-65." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1865, 57-142, at 82-83.]


1864 Nov 30 / Op Mars / (A 1). [III; 637. (Confirm.)]


1864 Dec 2 to 26 / —q's, Asia Minor / 7—Sumatra / 5—France / 12—Italy / 26—Sumatra / 28-31—Italy / qs / BA '11. Sim qs, Feb 18, 1889. [III; 638. Milne, 718.]


1864 Dec 3 / E to W / 3:30 a.m. / Kent / fireball = moon / BA 67-427. [III; 639. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1866-67." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 288-430, at 427.]


1864 Dec 4 / New Zealand / det met / very loud / B As. 65/84. [III; 640. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1864-65." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1865, 57-142, at 84-85.]


1864 Dec. 4 / Nelson and other places, New Zealand—in the morning a great detonating meteor—detonation like the report of a hundred guns. In following nights other meteors were noted—on the 16th, two smart shocks of earthquake—The Mercury (Hobart Town) Jan 25-3-1 / Meteor was ab. 2 a.m. Said that part of it fell on a farm near Turakina. [III; 641.1, 641.2. "Magnificent Meteor." Hobart Mercury, January 25, 1865, p. 3 c. 1. "The Magnificent Meteor of 4th December." Nelson Colonist, (New Zealand), December 27, 1864, p. 3 c. 2-3. "A correspondent in Taranaki writes as follows:—" "The brilliant meteor described by you in The Colonist, December 6, fell in the Taranaki roadstead, about two miles from the shore. It fell with three distinct sharp percussions, many times louder than the heaviest claps of thunder. Those who saw it fall in the sea describe it as being a most magnificent meteor, with a light so intense as to make the whole of Taranaki appear as in daylight. The tail remained I visible about two hours, until the more powerful light of sunrise caused it gradually to fade away. On the 16th iust., a little after miduight, two smart shocks of earthquake were felt here." "The Supposed Aerolite." Nelson Colonist, (New Zealand), December 30, 1864, p. 2 c. 6. The hole at Turakina, which was found on the morning after the meteor's passage, was dug up in search of a meteorite but was found to be "the grave of a defunct cabbage tree stump."]


1864 Dec 4 / 1:45 a.m. / at Nelson / appeared in zenith / left train (1864) / Nelson Colonist, 6t[h]. [III; 642. "Brilliant Meteor." Nelson Colonist, (New Zealand), December 6, 1864, p. 2 c. 6.]


1864 Dec 4 / At Wanganui vivid light of it, and strong odor of sulphur. The earth shook. / Colonist, 27th. [III; 643. "The Magnificent Meteor of 4th December." Nelson Colonist, (New Zealand), December 27, 1864, p. 3 c. 2-3. "The following account is given in the Wanganui Chronicle, from which we learn that a particular description of the fragment that fell there will yet be obtained. Our contemporary says :—" "Those persons who were fortunate enough to be awake at a few minutes before 2 o'clock on Sunday morning were startled at perceiving a most brilliant light; which, after lasting for several seconds, suddenly vanished. So bright was it that the candles in well lighted rooms were completely eclipsed, and some even describe it as equalling the strongest sunshine. It was followed about a minute by a tremendous explosion, succeeded by a hollow rumbling sound which lasted three or four seconds Some persons, and particularly those who reside near the northern boundary of the district, state that in the interval between the light and the explosion there was a rattling metallic sound, and they also perceived a strong smell of sulphur."]


1864 Dec 8 / [LT], 10-a / 16-12-d / 19-10-a / Wild geese. [A; 448. Morris, F.O. "Wild Geese." London Times, December 8, 1864, p. 10 c. 1. Allison, Thomas Falkner. "Wild Geese." London Times, December 16, 1864, p. 12 c. 4. "To the Editor of the Times." London Times, December 19, 1864, p. 10 c. 1.]


1864 Dec. 9 / Met / 3:45 a.m. / Lancaster and York / Kent / BA 65/121 // Kent / 67-427. [III; 644. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1864-65." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1865, 57-142, at 121. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1866-67." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 288-430, at 427.]


1864 Dec 16 / [LT]. 10-a / Ghst / Scotland. [A; 449. "A Real Ghost Story." London Times, December 16, 1864, p. 10 c. 1.]


1864 Dec 17 / 3:30 a.m. / Slight shock / Nelson Colonist, 20th. [III; 645. "A Slight Shock of an Earthquake...." Nelson Colonist, (New Zealand), December 20, 1864, p. 2 c. 6.]


1864 Dec 20 / [LT], 3-b / Sutherlandshire / St. Story. [A; 450. "Strange Story." London Times, December 20, 1864, p. 3 c. 2.]


1864 Dec 22 / Columns of smoke to great height from Etna. Eruption following Jan 31. / C.R. 60-354. [III; 646. Longobardo, A. "Extrait d'une Lettre adressée à M. Ch. Sainte-Claire Deville." Comptes Rendus, 60 (1865): 354.]

 
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