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Title: The great fireball of 1934, October 11, and an instance of streak-drift
Author:King,A.;Whipple,F.J.W.

On October 11, 1934, at 2 p.m., a fireball of great brilliancy appeared over eastern Yorkshire. The meteor announced its arrival with a tremendous burst...
The fireball, probably brighter than the full moon, first appeared over E. Yorkshire at a height of 94 miles and ended, after a flight of 58 miles, over N. Lincolnshire at a height of 51 miles. The speed was 21 miles per sec. and the radiant at RA 252-3, Dec +7508. The parabolic orbit deduced from the corrected radiant gave rise to the suspicion that the object may have been connected with Comet Giacobini-Zinner.
A streak was left along the track between the heights of 77 miles and 56 miles.

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