Large Meteors

Abstract

A LARGE fireball was seen here this evening at about 7.35 P.M. It rolled slowly across the southern sky, and its path was slightly descending from left to right. The observed part of its course was from γ Orionis to a few degrees below α Ceti. There was no train, but the moon was shining brightly at the time, and may have overpowered any faint appendage of this sort. It was many times brighter than Venus (then near setting), and estimated to equal one-fifth the moon's apparent diameter. The globular form of the nucleus was very evident.

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