Monday, April 7, 2008

from Report of the 22nd Meeting of the British Assn. for the Advancement of Science, 1852

(page 181)

1830. June 25—(The following is added to an account of a most tremendous thunder-storm.) The storm passed about two miles E. of Gloucester at 10 p.m., and at some period between 10:20 and 10:40, Mr. ____, who had a complete view of the whole, perceived a strange meteor in the W. or W.S.W., where the sky was cloudy, precisely like the moon behind clouds, of the same colour, and nearly as large, so that he thought for a moment it had been the moon. He called several other people, who all saw it. It lasted about three minutes as near as he could judge, and gradually disappeared as if obscured by clouds, or retiring in a straight line backwards, for it was quite stationary. He stated also that he saw another thing of the same kind, very much smaller, on the same night.

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