Storm Glass 28cm
The storm glass was popularised by Admiral Robert Fitzroy after his historic voyage on the HMS Beagle.
How the Storm Glass works is still a mystery, but it is believed that electromagnetic changes in weather patterns activate the crystals inside (sealed glass chamber fill with crystals when air pressure decreases).
This is a gorgeous decorative gift idea for the adult who has everything or someone who finds meteorology fascinating.
How to read:
Clear Liquid: Bright and clear weather
Cloudy Liquid, sometimes with small stars and crystals at the top: Cloudy weather and often predicts thunderstorms and rain.
Small Stars in Liquid: Humid or foggy weather
Large Flaky Crystals: Cloudy skies, snow in winter
Threads of Crystals At The Top: Windy Weather
Crystals At The Bottom: Frost may be coming
- Hand blown storm glass
- Care and use: always keep on a flat surface and avoid shaking
- Because temperature changes contribute to the process, it can be inefficient in air-conditioned buildings.
- This is not a toy and should be kept away from children
This Storm Glass is also available for purchase in store at Space Place.