Wednesday, March 26, 2008

from The Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, 1837

(page 241)

While the Sappes and Miners were marching from Cavonpur on Bharipur (about November, 1824) at 4 in the morning a meteor was seen by the officers of the Engineers rising in the North: it ascended from the horizon to an elevation of about 65°, and remained there in an obscure group of fixed stars for upwards of 25 minutes. On its first reaching the cluster, its light was very distinct, but it gradually melted away, until the eye could only detect its situation by the increased brightness of the spot, on making a sweep over that part of the heavens.

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