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Atmospheric effects of the 1883 eruption were noted around the world. A series of pastels by William Ascroft documented atmospheric effects such as this 16 November 1883 sunset at Chelsea, London. In addition to extraordinarily long and vivid sunsets, a second illumination occurred after the sun went below the horizon due to the aerosols high in the atmosphere. Pastel by William Ascroft, 1883 (from the Science Museum, London, published in Simkin and Fiske, 1993).

Atmospheric effects of the 1883 eruption were noted around the world. A series of pastels by William Ascroft documented atmospheric effects such as this 16 November 1883 sunset at Chelsea, London. In addition to extraordinarily long and vivid sunsets, a second illumination occurred after the sun went below the horizon due to the aerosols high in the atmosphere.

Pastel by William Ascroft, 1883 (from the Science Museum, London, published in Simkin and Fiske, 1993).


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