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The Meteors of April 20th

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BETWEEN ten and twelve o'clock on the night of April 18th, Mr. W. L. Taylor, a member of the junior class in the State University, with several other gentlemen, observed an unusual number of shooting-stars. These gentlemen were returning in an open waggon from Ellettsville, eight miles north of Bloom-ington. No count was kept of the number of meteors observed, but the appearance was so frequent as to attract the attention of all the company. Mr. Taylor thinks the number noticed could not have been less than twelve or fifteen. From the descriptions given of the meteor tracks, I find that they were nearly conformable to the radiant of the Lyraíds. The meteors were remarkably brilliant, apparently equal to stars of the first or second magnitude.

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    • DANIEL KIRKWOOD

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