A Beautiful Meteor


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.

Access options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.


All prices are NET prices.

Author information

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

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

Download citation


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.