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Meteors, Asteroids and Comets
Meteor Procession
06/01/10

 

The meteor procession of July 20, 1860, passed from west to east over a ground track of more than a thousand miles. The meteor descended over the Great Lakes and western New York, was moving horizontally when it reached a closest approach to the Earth's surface above the Hudson River valley, and then apparently escaped from the Earth's atmosphere over the Atlantic Ocean. Credit: Collection of Don Olson

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