Punch,  26 (1854), 220.

The Sun and His Imitators



News-Commentary, Drollery

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Astronomy, Meteorology, Light, Observatories

    Responds to the observation of 'mock suns' reported in The Times by Edward J Lowe of the Highfield Observatory. Likens the sun and its 'mock' companions to a monarch who is 'reflected' by obedient courtiers. Notes the 'curt truncated phraseology' with which Lowe recorded his observation that the 'Cumuli clouds near the phenomenon' disappeared after sunset, and jests that of course 'they went home to bed'. The illustration shows the sun surrounded by five suns with courtiers' legs.

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