Late April 1912: Filchner’s observations on the Weddell Sea side of the continent

–from Wilhelm Filchner’s article “The German Antarctic Expedition” in the Bulletin of the American Geographical Society Vol 45, No. 6, 1913–

“There was only meatre occurrence of aurorae australes.  We observed a few of them but they were weak, generaly a pale, flat arc over the southern horizon from which the rays shot out.  Only once did we see the drapery effect.  We, however, observed frequent and multiform meteorological and optical phenomena, such as light columns, rings, dog-suns, as well as a phenomenon not hitherto obseved, a column of light, vertical to the horizon and situated in the meridian opposite to the sun.”

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