8 thoughts on “Stockholm parhelion

    1. I will in due course. The British Library has a very fascinating little book – I refer to it simply as The Three Sunnes document. It came to my attention because the staff of the British Library attribute it (for whatever reason) to John Everard.

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  1. The text can be dated very accurately, even more tightly than the official publication date. For, although the landing of the Eggesford meteorite in January 1621/22 had taken place, it would seem to be an oversight had the author omitted the three suns over Heidelberg in 1622. In fact across Central Europe there were a series of parhelia and ‘bloody signs’ throughout 1622 – see H. Berg – ‘Military occupation under the eyes of the Lord: studies in Erfurt during the Thirty Years War’ (2010). Amongst other key events not mentioned by Everard would be the 1535 celestial parhelic circles over Stockholm, immortalised in the painting in the Storkyrkan, the death of Edward VI and the Battle of Mortimer’s Cross in 1461. However, perhaps most important of all is the fact that in 1533 the Anabaptist, Hutter had been amongst the first in modern Europe to record the experience a few days after 28th October 1533, when he witnessed ‘three suns’ and ‘two rainbows’ somewhere near Hustopeče in Moravia (then Auspitz). The master of the ‘Three Sunnes’ had obviously done plenty of research. However, there are actually numerous further examples omitted – see A. Geneva – ‘Astrology and the seventeenth century mind’ (1995).


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