Luminosity of Meteoric Trains


IT is well known that the portion constituting nearly, but not quite, the end part of a meteoric train is generally brighter and more persistently visible than the rest of it. Charles P. Olivier also refers to it in his book on meteors. The phenomenon may be explained as due to:

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KHAN, M. Luminosity of Meteoric Trains. Nature 138, 933–934 (1936).

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