Three Circles Seen

The Daily Northwestern de Oshkosh (Wisconsin), Wednesday, May 4, 1887
s1Paijmans, Theo: "1887 - three immense circles seen in the skies", Magonia Exchange, 5 mai 2007
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A Strange Phenomenon Observed To-day in the Heavens.

One of the strangest phenomena observed in the city for some time was noticeable this morning about nine o'clock. Three immense circles were observed in the vicinity of the sun, which formed the center of the smallest. Partially encircling this was a larger one, and lying near the latter was one of still greater circumference. The appearance of the circles seems to have been noticed simultaneously from all portions of the city, and within a minute after the first observance scores of people were seen ready with theories concerning the cause of the phenomenon. The circles appear to have been caused by the reflection of the sun upon the moist atmosphere. The smallest ring was of a reddish hue, and the larger ones which were white almost faded from view against the blue sky. The circles probably indicate a storm or colder weather, it being thought by many that the phenomenon was caused by the sun's reflection on particles of crystalized vapor which are floating in the air.