You are browsing the archive for meteorite.

An Account of a Fire-Ball, Seen at Hornsey, by William Hirst (1753)

- April 9, 2012 in fireball, meteorite, non-article, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Royal Society, texts, Texts: 18th, Texts: Non-fiction, Texts: Science

< div align="center">
An Account of a Fire-Ball, Seen at Hornsey, by William Hirst, F. R. S. Communicated in a Letter to Samuel Mead, Esq; F. R. S Hirst, in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Vol. 48 Pg 773–776; 1753; Royal Society of London, London

“I was then going down the hill adjoining to the south side of Hornsey-church, and was not a little surprised to find myself suddenly surrounded by a light equal to that of the full moon, though the moon (which was then four days old) had been set about fifty minutes.”

Internet Archive link




< div class="cgview light"> < ul id="cg-ul">
  • <img src="http://publicdomainreview.org/wp-content/plugins/category-grid-view-gallery/includes/timthumb.php?src=http://publicdomainreview.org/2012/04/09/an-account-of-a-fire-ball-seen-at-hornsey-by-william-hirst-1753/http%3A//publicdomainreview.org/files/2011/08/frenchfairytales.jpg&h=200&w=200&zc=1&q=75%22 alt="Old French Fairytales (1920) " title="Old French Fairytales (1920) "/>






  • Sign up to the PDR to get new articles delivered free to your inbox and to receive updates about exciting new developments relating to the project. Simply add your details to the form below and click the link you receive via email to confirm your subscription!

    flattr this!