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November Meteors

Naturevolume 79pages3738 (1908) | Download Citation



THAT memorable and suggestive epoch, the middle of November, has again arrived. At midnight the well-known stars in the “Sickle of Leo” exhibit themselves in the east and suggest meteors galore to the expectant observer. The conditions are not favourable this year, for the parent comet returned in 1899, and must now, with the denser region of its meteoric swarm, be at an immense distance from the earth. The probability is, therefore, that we shall only encounter a tenuous part of the stream, and that a few straggling Leonids will illumine our skies on the nights following November 14 and 15, but the meteors may be much more numerous than expected, as they have been in certain previous years.

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