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" I was called up to see the shooting of the stars, as it is commonly called. The phenomenon was grand and awful ; the whole heavens appeared as if illuminated with sky-rockets, which disappeared only by the light of the sun after day-break. The meteors,... "
The Geography of the Heavens, and Class Book of Astronomy: Accompanied by a ... - Page 162
by Elijah Hinsdale Burritt - 1838 - 305 pages
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Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Volume 6

American Philosophical Society - Electronic journals - 1809 - 532 pages
...as if illuminated with sky-rockets, which disappeared only by the light of the sun after day break. The meteors, which at any one instant of time appeared...in all possible directions, except from the earth, toward which they all inclined more or less; and some of them descended perpendicularly over the vessel...
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The American Journal of Science and Arts

Science - 1864 - 480 pages
...whole heaven appeared as if illuminated with sky-rockets, which disappeared only by the light of the sun after daybreak. The meteors, which at any one...In all possible directions, except from the earth, toward which they all Inclined more or less. . . ." 1 Pcrtonal Narrative of Travel* to tlif Equinoctial...
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Astronomical Recreations: Or, Sketches of the Relative Position and ...

Jacob Green - Constellations - 1871 - 240 pages
...whole heavens appeared as if illuminated with sky rockets, which disappeared only by the light of the sun after daybreak. The meteors, which at any one...in all possible directions except from the earth, toward which they all inclined more or less, and some of them descended perpendicularly over the vessel...
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Meteorological Observations and Essays

John Dalton - Auroras - 1834 - 392 pages
...whole heavens appeared as if illuminated with sky-rockets, which disappeared only by the light of the sun after day-break. The meteors, which at any one...that I was in constant expectation of their falling among us." — He adds, " I have since been informed that the above phenomenon extended over a large...
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A Compendium of Astronomy: Intended to Simplify and Illustrate the ...

John Vose - Astronomy - 1834 - 230 pages
...whole heavens appeared as if illuminated with sky-rockets, which disappeared only by the light of the Sun after daybreak. The meteors, which, at any one...in all possible directions, except from the Earth." Captain Hammond, and his crew, when at Mocha in Arabia, on the 12th of November, 1832, witnessed a...
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The Family Library (Harper)., Volume 99

Child rearing - 1840 - 460 pages
...sky-rockets, which disappeared only with the light of the sun after daybreak. The meteors, which at ajiy one instant of time appeared as numerous as the stars,...Descended perpendicularly over the vessel we were in, se> that we were in constant dread of their falling on us." The same appearances were observed on the...
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 41

American literature - 1857 - 602 pages
...appeared as if illumiuated with sky-rockets, which disappeared only by the light of the sun toward daybreak. The meteors, which at any one instant of...in all possible directions, except from the earth, toward which they all inclined, more or less ; and some of them descended perpendicularly over the...
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The Complete Works of Thomas Dick, Volume 3

Thomas Dick - Educational sociology - 1850 - 586 pages
...whole heavens appeared as if illuminated with sky-rockets, which disappeared only with the light of the sun after daybreak. The meteors, which at any one instant of time appeared as numerous is the stars, flew in all possible directions, except from the earth, towards which they all inclined...
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Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1

American literature - 1850 - 896 pages
...asked them lions, except from the earth, toward which they if ever the like had appeared before ? The all inclined more or less ; and some of them descended perpendicularly over the vessel wo were in, so that I was in constant expectation of their falling on us." The same individual states...
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The Geography of the Heavens, and Class-book of Astronomy: Accompanied by a ...

Elijah Hinsdale Burritt - Astronomy - 1850 - 344 pages
...heavens appeared as if illnminated with skyrockets, which disappeared only by the light of the snn, after daybreak. The meteors, which at any one instant of time, appeared as nomeroos as the stars, flew in all possible directions except from the earth, towards which they all...
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