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Nature volume 6, page 493 | Download Citation



LAST night, Oct. 9–10, about midnight, G.M.T. a meteor was seen by my wife in the S., considered by her to rival the brightness of Venus, and describing a path which was so carefully sketched by her immediately afterwards as to form a possible basis of comparison; and which therefore may be thought worthy of insertion in NATURE. It seems to have become visible near ζ Ceti, probably rather nf that star (which, however, was not noticed by her through a dewed window-pane), and to have passed with a slow motion and a yellowish light, in a path somewhat convex towards the zenith, in the direction of β Ceti, before reaching which it vanished. For about three-fifths of its course it preserved the same aspect, as of a ball of light with sparklings round it, and some appearance of a train; but in its further progress it seemed to waste away to extinction.

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