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Meteor of January 24, 1897

Meteor of January 24, 1897 (Los Angeles)

Dear Sir: - On January 24th, at about 3:15 p.m., I observed a very large meteor, which passed over this place and, as near as I am able to judge, in a direction nearly due east. Unfortunately, I did not note the exact time of its appearance, and am not able to state the time positively, though from other circumstances, I am able to locate it as being about the time mentioned above. The meteor was visible sufficiently long for me to make a good observation of it. Its movement was, as before stated, nearly due east. Its apparent height was about thirty degrees above the horizon when first observed. At its disappearance it was approximately twenty-three degrees to twenty-five degrees above the horizon. Its colour was a dazzling white, with a faint tinge of blue. No train of smoke or fire followed, excepting a sheet of flame, giving the meteorite an elongated appearance. I should be pleased if you would forward me any notices you may have from other sources where this meteor has been observed, and greatly oblige,
Yours very truly,
S. J. Reese.


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