At about eight o'clock on the evening of the 3d of July, says the Utica Herald, during a perfect deluge of rain, there occurred near Utica one of the most beautiful celestial phenomena ever witnessed in this country. The heavens were completely overcast with clouds, yet from the horizon to the zenith there appeared one expansive sheet of pink, of the most delicate and splendid tint. The hue was deeper in some parts than in others, yet it extended over the whole visible heavens, and was of so brilliant a character that by its reflection the water running through.the gutters looked like streams of blood. Heaven's artillery had celebrated the glorious Fourth during pretty much the whole day, and in this phenomenon fireworks were displayed far beyond the skill of the most ingenious and accomplished pyrotechnist.
This article was originally published with the title "A Celestial Phenomenon"