Mr. Talmage tells us that his father was terrified by the meteoric shower that visited our earth in 1833.
There is a continuous advance in the date of this meteoric shower.
Astronomers will be surprised to read the declaration of Mr. Talmage that the meteoric shower has never been explained.
It was what is known as the 'meteoric shower,' or the 'falling of the stars.'
Hat-boxes, bandboxes, and valises burst like a meteoric shower out of a crater. '
Pete sat suddenly upright; there was a meteoric shower of language; then he recognized Tom.
They are none the worse for passing through a meteoric shower of petty misfortunes.
We now arrive at the final inquiry, what relations did the body which afforded the meteoric shower sustain to the earth?
Why, then, did this meteoric shower powder Mesopotamia so densely and sprinkle a dust so impalpable over the Sudan?
This theory was adopted by Humboldt, Arago, and others, shortly after the occurrence of the meteoric shower of 1833.
|meteor shower |
A brief period of heightened meteor activity, often occurring regularly in a particular part of the sky at a particular time of year. Meteor showers are generally named after the constellation in which they appear to originate; thus the Perseids appear to originate in the constellation Perseus and the Leonids in the constellation Leo. The showers occur when the Earth passes through a region having a greater than usual concentration of interplanetary debris, such as particles left by a disintegrating comet, at certain points in its orbit. Although the meteors enter the Earth's atmosphere on parallel trajectories, perspective makes it appear as if they originate from the same point in the sky, known as the radiant.