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Nature volume 110, page 645 (11 November 1922) | Download Citation



LARGE METEOR OF OCTOBER 17.-Mr. W. F. Denning writes: "This remarkable meteor was observed at Bristol, and also by Mr. W. Tidmarsh at Exeter at II.46 P.M. on October 17. The radiant point was at 1520 +39°. The luminous flight of the object was unusually long, and extended from over Stafford to a point in the English Channel about 30 miles south of Plymouth. The radiant point being near the horizon, the course through the atmosphere was almost parallel with the earth's surface. Its height declined from 71 to 62 miles, the path being about 225 miles long and the velocity 37 miles per second.

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