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Meteor of 1879, February 24

Title: The great detonating meteor of 1879, February 24 (part 1)
Authors: Clark, J. E.

On 1879, February 24, a magnificent meteor startled the few people abroad about 3h A.M. in East Yorkshire and Durham. The exact time, as given by several independent observers at York, was 2.53 A.M. by the Minister, which keep, pretty approximately, Greenwich time. The appearance was most startling, and not less so at Stockton. There a blinding light, intensified by the glare caused by the heavy snow, was accompanied by shaking of shutters and rumbling as of waggons underground. This should not be forgotten in determining the meteor's real course. which all other reports indicate to have been some distance away.

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