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The August Meteors of 1887

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THE circumstances attending the recurrence of this celebrated meteoric display were by no means favourable in the present year. On August 10 and 11 the moon rose before 11 p.m., so that during later hours the smaller and more numerous class of meteors, many of which would have been visible on a dark sky-ground, were obliterated. Apart from this, the night of the 11th was much overcast, and comparatively few observations could be secured. But, making every allowance for hindrances of this character, the recent shower has proved itself decidedly inferior to many of the conspicuous returns recorded in previous years.

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