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New England's Dark Day (1780) Options
Daemon
Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 12:00:00 AM
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New England's Dark Day (1780)

On May 19, 1780, an unusual darkening of the day sky was observed over parts of New England and Canada. The darkness was so complete that candlelight was needed as early as noon in places. Researchers examining scar damage in tree growth rings believe that a large fire in Canada's Algonquin Provincial Park contributed to the darkness, but thick fog and cloud cover likely also played a role. The episode was, and still is, interpreted by many as what kind of event? More...
belll
Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 12:42:16 AM

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Maybe it was a solar eclipse. But this went on fir a very long time
ChristopherJohnson
Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 1:01:09 AM

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Volcanic eruption in Iceland.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 6:50:03 AM
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that could happen again
TB Turtle
Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 9:41:21 AM

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I can't help but wonder, how many asthmatics keeled over from the thick, endless smoke.
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Glad to see it had nothing to do with the air pressure in a football.Applause
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