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A Large Meteor

Nature volume 31, page 194 | Download Citation

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A MAGNIFICENT meteor was observed here last night. Its path lay from the west of σ Hydræ towards the west of η Monocerotis. Its head could not exactly be said to explode but broke up and extended suddenly considerably along its course, emitting a deep red and bluish white light, the latter of a most extraordinary brightness, for a moment quite sufficient to allow print to be discerned. It disappeared very near 11h. 19m. 6s. M.T. Dublin, and left a bluish white trace behind it, which could still with certainty be perceived seventeen minutes after the meteor had disappeared.

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  1. Birr Castle Observatory, December 23, 1884

    • OTTO BOEDDICKER

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