Journal, December 1842–June 1844; Book 2, 10 March 1843–14 July 1843

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Observations in the Night Sky, Initial Diagram • 14 March 1843
<Tuesday march 14[th] 1843> [drawing of atmospheric phenomenon consisting of circles labeled A through D keyed to explanations]
A. a large circle  seen round the  moon on the even ing of this day  & dark shades  within the  circle  & around  the moon  which is the  darkest  spot in  the cen tre—
C. This circle  was visible this  evening about 8. o cl’k  and continued through  the evening. the parhe lion on this circle, B.B.  were brightest as also the  circle C. about ¼ before  9 o clock, the circle &  parhelion were very  brilliant & grew  paler. by nine  o clock.— Description  of .
D. an add itional circles  seen about 9. ock  by. Joseph. <&> the whole  diagram as then seen and  described by the prophet.
[D.] This circle  is a mistake
Dr . states  that at 11. o clock  there were an an  innumerable No of circles interwoven as  above. around the moon.
The whole designed to represent  as one of the signs of the times, “A  Union of Power, & combination of the  Nations.” says Joseph.
not correct.—
See page 17 [p. 11]
Observations in the Night Sky, Initial Diagram • 14 March 1843
Tuesday march 14[th] 1843 [drawing of atmospheric phenomenon consisting of circles labeled A through D keyed to explanations]
A. a large circle seen round the moon on the evening of this day & dark shades within the circle & around the moon which is the darkest spot in the centre—
C. This circle was visible this evening about 8. o cl’k and continued through the evening. the parhelion on this circle, B.B. were brightest as also the circle C. about ¼ before 9 o clock, the circle & parhelion were very brilliant & grew paler. by nine o clock.— Description of .
D. an additional circles seen about 9. ock by. Joseph. & the whole diagram as then seen and described by the prophet.
[D.] This circle is a mistake
Dr . states that at 11. o clock there were an an innumerable No— of circles interwoven as above. around the moon.
The whole designed to represent as one of the signs of the times, “A Union of Power, & combination of the Nations.” says Joseph.
not correct.—
See page 17 [p. 11]
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