Monday, April 7, 2008

from The Gentleman's Magazine, 1783

(page 712)

Salisbury, Aug. 23. About nine last Monday evening an uncommon and beautiful meteor suddenly burst from the elements in the N.E.
It remained about half a minute in one station, affording a tremulous light not unlike the moon emerging from a cloud; then proceeded in a very regular and swift horizontal motion through the East, where, dividing into several glowing balls of light, it disappeared.

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