This rainbow ceramic
plate image came from
This is what I found when I continued the search:
First Report on the
Danzig Halo Display
by Mark Vornhusen
aus Pernter "Meteorologische Optik", 1. Aufl. 1906
During a research for old halo drawings I found a script by a parson from Danzig with the title:
“Sevenfold wonder of the sun or seven sundogs, observed in this year 1661, on February 20 on Sexagesima Sunday from 11 to 12 o´clock here in the sky.”
The original is in the Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel, which was so kind to make a copy on microfilm on my request. The script was written by the then parson of the St. Marien Church at Danzig, Georg Fehlau, and reports in German on the same halo display Hevelius also saw in Danzig. The script quotes a sermon Fehlau held at the St. Marien Church on March 6, that is only two weeks after the halo display occurred. This sermon considers carefully the details of the halo display, “the town has been talking about during these 14 days and still talks and that will be talked of a lot in future.” Fehlau writes the phenomenon was observed by more than a thousand eyes. My first thought was that it was a parallel observation of Hevelius´observation which might solve the riddle around Hevel´s halo.
Unfortunately this speculation could not be confirmed. The description of the phenomenon by Fehlau is almost identical with that by Hevelius. First I was puzzled by that, because Hevelius book was published only in 1662, about one year after Fehlau´s script. In an annotation Fehlau says that the description of the display goes back to Hevelius. According to himself, he visited Hevelius on March 3, 1661, in order to watch a comet together with him. It is very probable that Hevelius left over the records on the halo display to Fehlau at this occasion. So Hevelius must have written down his observation directly after the halo display had occurred.
der Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel
Is there a connection
to the ceramic?
Me thinks so
Sincerely yours in Jesus through Mary,
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God
Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!
* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas;
St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael