A Beautiful Meteor

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ON February 25, about 7.30 p.m., I chanced to see, at Coombe, near Woodstock, Oxfordshire, a globular meteor start from the Pointers, and fall with a slightly northerly inclination. When it was near the horizon, my garden wall hid from my sight the close of its brilliant career. Big as Venus at her brightest, it was substantially of a yellow colour, but shot over with flashes of glowing scarlet.

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HOSKYNS-ABRAHALL, J. A Beautiful Meteor. Nature 43, 416 (1891) doi:10.1038/043416c0

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