Brilliant Meteor of February 17


ON February 17, at 6.8 p.m., a brilliant fireball was observed from various parts of the country. The evening twilight was strong, but the object created a very luminous effect; one observer, situated fully 250 miles from the meteor, estimated its light as quite three times as bright as Venus, and the streak or trail was visible for seven minutes.


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DENNING, W. Brilliant Meteor of February 17 . Nature 82, 500 (1910).

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