How the skies looked at twilight after the eruption of Krakatoa. Chromolithographs taken from watercolors by Eduard Pechuël-Loesche. Plates from Johann Kiessling’s “Untersuchungen über Dämmerungserscheinungen: zur Erklärung der nach dem Krakatau-Ausbruch beobachteten atmosphärisch-optischen Störung” which came out in 1888.

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“Purple Light in Regular Development. (Evening) – South Atlantic Ocean, December 2nd 1884.” Plate 1. Page 187. Collection of the University of Michigan. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015011446054&view=1up&seq=187
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“The Bishop’s Ring (Midday) — after an image by Mr Busch, summer, 1884.” Plate 2, page 191. Collection of the University of Michigan. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015011446054&view=1up&seq=191&size=125
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“Cloud Shadow With Red Diffusion Light During the Disturbance Period. (Midday) — Jena, April 24th 1884.” Plate 3, Page 195. Collection of the University of Michigan. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015011446054&view=1up&seq=195

 

See more of these wonderful plates here: https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/studies-on-twilight-phenomena-after-krakatoa

and look out for some posts in the future with more of them-