The meteor observing season in August of 1863 was the first following a passage of Comet P/Swift-Tuttle. To find out what happened in 1863, the authors searched through scientific and popular journals of the day and were able to locate published reports of meteor observations at more than 50 stations on August 10 - 11, 1863. The 1863 encounter with the meteor stream produced an unusually rich display.
WGN, Journal of the International Meteor Organization
- Pub Date:
- August 1993