A writer in the "Delaware Republican" calls attention to an unusually large spot on the sun, which may be seen through smoked or colored glass. The writer adds :—'? By a rough measurement of the present spot, I found its diameter to be about thirty three thousand miles, consequently occupying an area on the sun's surface of eight hundred millions ot square miles, equal to four times the superficial contents of the earth. The spot was visible this morning, and quantities of smoked glass were called into requisition in consequence." Spots on the sun are very common; we remember to have seen three large spots on the sun's disc in the summer of 1836 (a very wet one) for at least three weeks. These spots are supposed to be less luminous parts of the sun's atmosphere. A beautiful fire engine has been built "by J. Smith-, of this city, for the town of St. Andrews, New Brunswick Province.
This article was originally published with the title "Spot on the Sun"