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Nature volume 110, page 678 (18 November 1922) | Download Citation



FIREBALL ON OCTOBER 3i.-In daylight on the early evening of Tuesday, October 3i, at, an unusually brilliant meteor was observed from various places in the south of England, including Neath, Hereford, Bournemouth, Goring, Witney, and on the eastern boundary of South Wales. The accounts of its appearance, while they all testify to the startling lustre of the object, are yet imperfect and inexact in describing the course it traversed. There were only a few of the brighter stars visible at the time. On the basis of the available data it is impossible to compute a perfectly satisfactory real path for the meteor, but it appears probable that the radiant point was at I940 +330, and that during its luminous flight the meteor was over the region from Brecon to Wiltshire, the height declining from 65 to 29 miles. Further observations would be valuable.

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