The Storm Glass was initially designed in the mid 1700's, and soon made it's way into boats and harbors around Europe to help in the prediction of coming bad weather. It picked up the most notoriety through Admiral FitzRoy who utilized a Storm Glass on the voyage in which he and Darwin set out to the Galápagos Islands. In that capacity, the instrument is sometimes called a 'FitzRoy Storm Glass'.
The appearance of the liquid transforming from clear to cloudy to crystal flakes predict whether the weather will be clear, cloudy, or filled with thunderstorms.
The cool new and modern Storm Glass is a natural way to forecast the weather. The sealed glass container holds a mixture of distilled water, and camphor that changes in appearance based on forthcoming weather conditions.
Use it to decorate the living room, bedroom or table.
Makes a wonderful gift.
The changes of the solution signify the following:
Clear liquid : Bright weather.
Crystals at bottom : Thick air, frost in winter.
Dim liquid with small stars : Thunderstorms.
Large flakes : Heavy air, overcast sky, snow in winter.
Threads in upper portion of liquid : Windy weather.
Small dots : Damp weather, fog.
Rising flakes which remain high : Wind in the upper air regions.
Small stars : In winter on bright, sunny days, snow in one or two days.
The higher the crystals rise in the glass tube in winter the colder it will be.
Package: Storm Glass without Wood base
Size : 6 x 12cm
Unit weight : 200g
Shipping: Please Allow 14-45 Business Days for the product to arrive.