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Prismatic Snow: June 13th, 1811

June 13, 2011

On Thursday there were no whales about, and Scoresby enthused about snow as they raced along the edge of an ice pack, with the Enterprize, just one of several ships in sight:

Light airs or inclinable to calm with showers of small prismatic snow which skimmed along the surface of the water like clouds of smoke rising out of it. The modification of the n[imbus] was particularly maked and much resembled the drawing given by Luke Howard Esq.

 

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