A Brilliant Meteor

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WHILE at my observatory to-night, at 9.37 p.m., I saw the largest and brightest meteor I have seen since November 1880. It became visible near v Eridani, and disappeared near Leporis. The colour was a bright greenish blue, and the brightness was twice or three times Venus at greatest brilliancy. It cast a distinct shadow.

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COCKBURN, J. A Brilliant Meteor. Nature 41, 81 (1889). https://doi.org/10.1038/041081a0

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