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Nature volume 100, pages 291292 (13 December 1917) | Download Citation



FALL OF A METEORITE IN PERTHSHIRE.—On December, 3, at 1.15, what is stated to be a meteorite struck the lodge at Keithick House, Coupar Angus, which is about twelve miles N.E. from Perth. In the Blairgowrie, Coupar Angus, and Strathmore districts a noise was heard resembling a peal of thunder, and at places more remote sounds as of a distant explosion were audible. The meteorite has been taken to Perth for proper examination and analysis. It appears to have been well seen by an observer at Edinburgh during its flight. The time was 1.10 p.m., and the object descended at an inclination of about 12° from the vertical to the left, and disappeared in about.azimuth. 4° W. of N., at an estimated altitude of 30°. This agrees very nearly with the required direction of a body falling at Coupar Angus, which is in slightly W. azimuth from Edinburgh.

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