Contributions to solar physics: I. A popular account of inquiries into the physical constitution of the sun, with special reference to recent spectroscopic researches; II. Communications to the Royal society of London, and the French Academy of sciences, with notes

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Macmillan and co., 1874 - 676 Seiten

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Seite 102 - Yet still, from time to time, vague and forlorn, From the soul's subterranean depth upborne As from an infinitely distant land, Come airs, and floating echoes, and convey A melancholy into all our day.
Seite 211 - I am purposing them, to be considered of and examined, an account of a philosophical discovery which induced me to the making of the said telescope ; and I doubt not but will prove much more grateful than the communication of that instrument ; being in my judgment the oddest, if not the most considerable detection which hath hitherto been made in the operations of nature.
Seite 19 - This gives the impression of a division between the luminous masses, especially with a comparatively low power, which, however, when best seen with high powers, is found to be never complete.
Seite 443 - ... red flames" which total eclipses have revealed to us in the sun's atmosphere, although they escape all other methods of observation at other times?
Seite 527 - ... we were in a position to determine the atmospheric pressure operating in a prominence in which the red and green lines are nearly of equal width, and in the chromosphere, through which the green line gradually expands as the sun is approached. With regard to the higher prominences, we have...
Seite 400 - In place of the quiet cloud I had left, the air, if I may use the expression, was filled with flying <! t'bris — a mass of detached vertical fusiform filaments, each from 10" to 30" long by 2" or 3" wide, brighter and closer together where the pillars had formerly stood, and rapidly ascending.
Seite iii - CONTRIBUTIONS TO SOLAR PHYSICS. By J. NORMAN LOCKYER, FRSI A Popular Account of Inquiries into the Physical Constitution of the Sun, with especial reference to Recent Spectroscopic Researches. II. Communications to the Royal Society of London and the French Academy of Sciences, with Notes. Illustrated by 7 Coloured Lithographic Plates and 175 Woodcuts. Royal 8vo. cloth, extra gilt, price 3u.
Seite 76 - A few seconds before the commencement of the totality, the stars burst out, and surrounding the dark Moon on all sides is seen a glorious halo, generally of a silver-white light; this is called the Corona. It is slightly radiated in structure, and extends sometimes beyond the Moon to a distance equal to our satellite's diameter. Besides this, rays of light, called Aigrettes, diverge from the Moon's edge, and appear to be shining through the light of the corona.
Seite 20 - ... do at the edge of a deep hole of clear water. The exceedingly definite shape of these objects; their exact similarity one to another; and the way in which they lie across and athwart each other (except where they form a sort of bridge across a spot, in which case they seem to affect a common direction, that, namely, of the bridge itself),—all these characters seem quite repugnant to the notion of their being of a vaporous, a cloudy, or a fluid nature.
Seite 219 - F line were phenomena depending on and indicating varying pressures, we were in a position to determine the atmospheric pressure operating in a prominence in which the red and green lines are nearly of equal width, and in the chromosphere, through which the green line gradually expands as the sun is approached.

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