Saturday 13 September 2014

Astronomy Scrapbook Saturday September 13th 2014

September 13th 1902 Crumlin Meteorite fell.

On the 13th September 1902 a meteorite weighing 9 pound and 5 and a half ounces landed  at Crosshill Farm ,Crosshill which is a mile north of the village of  Crumlin,  County Antrim, Northern Ireland.. The meteorite is  7 1/2 inches long, 6 1/2 inches wide and 3 1/2 inches thick. The meteorite was sen to fall by people picking apples in the fields.

The Crumlin meteorite is the largest stone which has been seen to fall from the sky to the British Isles for eighty-nine years, and is larger than any which has fallen in England itself since the year 1795.

The caption of the cartoon reads:
The British Museum has “Collared” another Irish Treasure…the remarkable meteorite that fell near Belfast during the period of the British Association’s visit to the city in September last. Dublin “Daily Express,” November 13, 1902.

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