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Fireball of January 27, 1906

Title: Fireball of January 27, 1906
Authors: Denning, W. F.

A magnificent fireball was seen by many persons in the north of England on the evening of January 27 at 8h. 33m. Descriptions of its appearance have been received from Hull, Bramley, Bradford, Patrington, and other places in Yorkshire, from Sleaford and Billingborough in Lincolnshire, from Cheadle, Staffordshire and Worcestershire.Mr. H. Beckwith, at Hull, observed the meteor travelling horizontally between the "square" of Ursa Major and the Belt of Orion, while at Cheadle, Miss Blagg noted the path as just above zeta Leonis. Mr. R. Felton, at Patrington, estimated the brightness as quite equal to that of the full moon. 
The meteor gave a very brilliant flash near its end point, and the suddenness of its apparition startled many people. The height of the meteor was from about 59 to 45 miles over the North Sea immediately east of the Lincolnshire coast. The length of the observed path was approximately 42 miles, and probable velocity of the object 24 miles per second

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