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" Towards the morning of the 13th of November, 1799, we witnessed a most extraordinary scene of shooting meteors. Thousands of bodies and falling stars succeeded each other during four hours. Their direction was very regular from north to south. From the... "
A Compendium of Astronomy: Intended to Simplify and Illustrate the ... - Page 170
by John Vose - 1834 - 184 pages
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Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the ..., Volume 3

Alexander von Humboldt, Aimé Bonpland - 1818
...had risen to enjoy the freshness of the air in the gaUery, perceived them first. Thousands of bolides and falling stars succeeded each other during four hours. Their direction was very regularly from north to south. They filled a space in the sky extending from the true east 30° toward...
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The Pocket Magazine of Classics and Polite Literature, Volume 1

1818
...the freshness of the air in the gallery, 'perceived them first. Thousands of bolides dire-ball's 'I and falling stars, succeeded each other during four hours. Their direction was very regularly from north to south. They filled a space in the sky extending from the true east 30' toward...
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Travels in South America

William Bingley - 1820 - 346 pages
...house where he lodged, enjoying the freshness of the air, perceived them first. Thousands of bolides and falling stars succeeded each other during four hours. Their direction was regularly from north to south. He reJates that, from the beginning of the phenomenon, there was not...
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The Hundred Wonders of the World: And of the Three Kingdoms of Nature ...

Sir Richard Phillips - 1821
...the gallery, perceived them ;ii *t. Thousands of bolides, (fire-balls,) and falling stars. Micceeded each other during four hours. Their direction was very regular, from north to south. They filled a span• i the sky extending from the true east 30° toward* tli" north and south. In an amplitude of...
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Elements of Astronomy: Illustrated with Plates, for the Use of Schools and ...

John Hubbard Wilkins - 1829 - 152 pages
...witnessed a very remarkable appearance of meteors. The former thus describes it: — "The night of the llth November, 1779, was cool and extremely beautiful....four hours. Their direction was very regular from riorth to south. They filled a space in the sky extending from the true east 30° towards the north...
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The Poetical Works of the Rev. George Croly, Volume 1

George Croly - 1830
...risen to enjoy the freshness of the air in the gallery, perceived them first. Thousands of bolides and falling stars succeeded each other during four...filled a space in the sky extending from the true east thirty degrees towards the south. Some of them obtained a height of forty degrees ; all exceeded twenty-five...
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The Thomsonian Recorder, Volume 2

1834
...half after two the most extraordinary luminous meteors were seen towards the east — thousands of falling stars succeeded each other during four hours....Their direction was very regular from North to South. Bonphnd relates that, from the commencement, there was not a space in the firmament equal in extent...
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The Geography of the Heavens: And Class-book of Astronomy; Accompanied by a ...

Elijah Hinsdale Burritt - 1842 - 305 pages
...November, 1~99, wo witnessed a most extraordinary scene of shooting meteors. Thousands of fu<lidcs. and falling stars succeeded each other during four...Their direction was very regular from north to south. From the beginning of the phenomenon there was not a space in the firmament, equal in extent to three...
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The Geography of the Heavens and Class Book of Astronomy: Accompanied by a ...

Elijah Hinsdale Burritt - 1843 - 305 pages
...1799, we witnessed a most extraordinary scene of shooting meteors. Thousands of bolides, and failing stars succeeded each other during four hours. Their direction was very regular from north to south. From the beginning of the phenomenon there was not a space in the firmament, equal in extent to three...
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The Gallery of Nature: A Pictorial and Descriptive Tour Through Creation

Thomas Milner - 1848 - 803 pages
...13th November, 1799, we witnessed a most extraordinary scene of shooting meteors. Thousands of bodies and falling stars succeeded each other during four...Their direction was very regular from north to south. From the beginning of the phenomenon there was not a space in the firmament equal in extent to three...
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