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111. Natural Catastrophes in the Ninth Century AD C&C Review 2002:1 [Journals] [SIS Review]
... The very conspicuous comet of 837 was almost certainly Halley's Comet, which travels harmlessly past the Earth every 76 years, although calculations of its orbit suggest that it has never again been so close to us as it was on that occasion [14-16]. Some of the other lights in the sky described in the annals might simply have been aurorae  and some of the catastrophes may have had a purely earthbound explanation. For all that, the possibility of a linkage between many of the phenomena observed and conditions experienced during the 9th century has to be taken seriously, particularly since evidence of hardship at this time is not confined to northern Europe. Even the Nile was ...
112. Venus in Ancient Myth and Language [Journals] [Aeon]
... . 223; D. Talbott, The Saturn Myth (New.York, 1980), pp. 18-19. 4. D. Talbott & E. Cochrane, "On the Nature of Cometary Symbolism," KRONOS XI:1 (Fall, 1985), pp. 26-27; U. Dall'Olmo, "Latin Terminology Relating to Aurorae, Comets, Meteors, and Novae," Journal for the History of Astronomy XI:10 (1980), p. 16. 5. P. Gossman, Planetarium Babylonicum (Rome, 1950), p. 41. 6. B. Brundage, The Phoenix of the Western World (Norman, 1981), p ...
113. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... in a different direction to the surface! This could be effected by having a planet the size of Earth hitting Uranus to alter its spin axis... - is catastrophism really that respectable? The electrics of the system are remarkable. There is a huge and mysterious "electroglow" only on the sunlit side of Uranus (and an aurora near the magnetic pole on the night side) but the Sun's energy is too weak to accelerate the electrons required to produce such a glow. Just as inexplicable is the finding that the temperature of the stratosphere above the dark pole is greater than that above the illuminated pole (shades of Venus?) and a staggering hot proton plasma ...
114. Catastrophism and the Mammoths - I (Vox Populi) [Journals] [Kronos]
... would require a solar magnetic field at Venus of 210,000 gauss [Pensee IVR VIII, p. 42], a value "some billions of times larger than the greatest values we could conceivably accept as realistic at this time". In 1899, Kristian Birkeland "suggested that electron streams following the Earth's magnetic-field lines were responsible for auroras. . . . The main point of his auroral theory was that electrically charged particles ejected from sunspots are captured by the Earth's magnetic field and directed along the field's lines into the polar regions" [A . L. Peratt, "Birkeland and the Electromagnetic Cosmology", Sky & Tel, May 1985, pp. 389-91] ...
115. Recent Developments in Near Eastern Archaeology [Journals] [SIS Review]
... be cut off. Strange light phenomena will appear in the sky, he says, and these could have adverse effects on the weather and human health. It seems that solar physicists are predicting bursts of radiation of unusual intensity as a result of sun spot activity. Solar flares which produce waves of high energy particles can create geomagnetic storms and aurorae on earth. It seems we have another candidate which might be responsible for historical peaks and troughs in the climate. Sun storms may even be the cause of global warming. For instance, scientists have noticed that few sun spots were reported during the period AD1640-1715. In this period the Thames regularly froze over, Alpine glaciers advanced and ...
116. Letters [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... old world, celebrated by the lighting of candles, processions et alia indicates the significance and existence of celestial prehistoric lights that reached their fullest development during the night of the shortest and longest days. ' This demonstrates the need for any celestial scenario to accommodate the universal and perennial evidence for annual or semi-annual features in mythology. Zysman's belief that auroras were achieved through the earth's transit through great meteoric showers which involved reciprocal discharges between Earth and the impending space debris' is not incompatible with the kind of scenario envisaged by Clube and Napier. Zysman succeeds in reconciling the usual confusion between the North' and the Zenith' as regards the appearance of the world column'. References to ...
117. Night of the Gods: Disputatio Circularis [Books]
... the goddess of the Dawn. Melusine and Raimond de Toulouse were the dawn and the sun. Hermęs was a dawn-god or the son of the dawn, or else twilight. Prokris and Kephalos were the dawn and the sun. Erinnys was the dawn, and so was Daphnę. Cinderella " grey and dark and dull," was "Aurora the Dawn with the fairy Prince who is the morning Sun ever pursuing hęr to claim her for his bride." Sarama, the Dog of Indra, and the mother of dogs, was (like Ushas and Arum ! ) the dawn. Penelope was the dawn and her fortune was the golden clouds of dawn and she was also ...
118. The Nature and Scale of an Exodus Catastrophe Reassessed [Journals] [SIS Review]
... 1908. One night he and his companion noticed that it was strangely light: At 11.30 p.m . one was able to read the print of a newspaper .. . without any difficulty; and it was clear to both of us that the situation was quite abnormal. ' This was not the flickering light of an aurora. There was, rather, one steady diffused radiance suggestive of a sunset afterglow or the light from an invisible full moon. ' Later he learned that the cause of these unusual conditions was the Siberian meteorite event of June 30th 1908, which had produced even more dramatic lighting effects over Russia and northern Europe. Phythian-Adams drew a parallel ...
119. On the Nature of Cometary Symbolism [Journals] [Kronos]
... Texts (Oxford, 1974, 1977, and 1978), 3 vols. 10. Coffin Text 252. See also the discussion in Budge, The Gods of the Egyptians (Dover edition, New York, 1969), Vol. 1, p. 455. 11. U. Dall' Olmo, "Latin Terminology Relating to Aurorae, Comets, Meteors and Novae," Journal for the History of Astronomy, XI: 10; Also see J. Sammer, "An Ancient Latin Name for Venus," KRONOS VI:2 (Winter-1981), p. 61. 12. Peter Brown, Comets, Meteorites, and Man (N .Y ., ...
120. Part III: The Legends [Ragnarok] [Books]
... contrary direction to the rapid world." Here we seem to have a glimpse of some higher and older learning, mixed with the astronomical errors of the day: Ovid supposes the rapid world to move, revolve, one way, while the sun appears to move another. But Phaëton insists on undertaking the dread task. The doors of Aurora are opened, " her halls filled with roses " ; the stars disappear ; the Hours yoke the horses, "filled with the juice of ambrosia," ' the father anoints the face of his son with a hallowed drug that he may the better endure the great heat ; the reins are handed him, and the fatal race ...
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