Saturday, March 29, 2008

from A Year In Europe, 1824

(page 365, chapter: Voyage to New York)

About two o'clock today, a meteor was seen by the captain and a number of the passengers, though the sun was shining brightly. It appeared at an elevation of about 45°, and passed rapidly toward the horizon, in an oblique direction. It was transparent, much resembling a globe of glass, with a short neck or train.

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