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The Meteor of May 12

Naturevolume 18page142 (1878) | Download Citation

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IN NATURE (vol. xviii. p. 105) the statement occurs among the “Notes” that the brilliant bolide of May 12 was seen at Geneva, the local time being said to agree. May I call your attention to the fact that the difference between Greenwich and Geneva is 25 minutes (or 2 minutes more if Berne time is compared). Thus 9.45 is 9.20 Greenwich time, nearly half an hour after the meteor recorded by English observers. It is now a well recognised fact that large meteors come in groups, naturally raising the suggestion that such groups form part of a slowly disintegrating mass.

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