Letter | Published:

Meteors

Abstract

A FINE meteor was observed here by me at 10h. 38m. last night, Wednesday, November 28. Bursting into sight near h Ursæ Majoris, it passed in a course almost parallel to, but about 2° north of, a line joining, α, δ, ε, ζ, and η Ursæ Maj., its light expiring near λ Boötis. Length of path = 40°. No train was observed; the only variation of uniformity of light being at about half way of its passage, where it slightly paled for an instant and then as quickly recovered. Duration about four seconds. Brilliancy three or four times Venus at its brightest. Colour resembled that of magnesium light.

Access optionsAccess options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

from$8.99

All prices are NET prices.

Author information

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Comments

By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.