Our Astronomical Column


    JULY AND AUGUST METEORS.—With the advent of July every meteoric observer is induced to make preparation for the active campaign which the season offers. After the middle of July meteors usually become extremely abundant, and any patient watcher of the skies may record a plentiful harvest of meteor-tracks. In May and June there are comparatively few shooting stars, and perhaps the average horary number is not more than four or six, but in the two succeeding months the rate of appearance often equals twenty or twenty-five per hour.

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    Our Astronomical Column . Nature 83, 501 (1910). https://doi.org/10.1038/083501b0

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