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    LARGE FIREBALL.—On July 7, a few minutes after midnight, a splendid meteor was observed at various places. It appeared, however, at a time when few observers were about, and hence we are not likely to receive many accounts of it. The object gave a very vivid illumination for a few seconds and moved very slowly from a radiant ve.y probably in Scorpio. The descriptions already to hand are not, however, sufficiently definite to allow safe deductions to be made from them. From near Dunstable, the flight of the fireball was recorded as from? Draconis to a little below? Aurigae. From near Ludgate Hill, London, the meteor appeared as a large ball of fire leaving a trail of white sparks. The nucleus was yellow in the central part and brilliant orange in the outer portion.

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