Saturday, November 19, 2011

1902: Peculiar Phenomenon

Wanganui [New Zealand] Herald, November 22, 1902


Press Association.— Telegraph. — Copyright Received November 21, 9.30 a.m.

ADELAIDE, November 21. An extraordinary phenomenon was witnessed at the Observatory. A slowly moving brilliant globular light, having a planetary disc, moved slowly northward, passing within 15 or 20 degrees of the sun. It was distinctly visible for three or four minutes, and appeared like Venus at its greatest brilliancy. It travelled in full view over the space of 90 degrees, and when near the prime vertical axis its form changed, and it became elongated, and was then lost in the glare of the sky.

Finder's credit: Jerome Clark

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