Sunday 17 May 2020

The Perth Meteorite

The Perth Meteorite May 17th 1830

A small meteorite fell on May 17th 1830 in a field known as North Inch at Perth, Scotland. A  part of the meteorite was recovered and was about 7 inches wide. The only record astronomers have comes from a Dr Thomson of Glasgow who says that during a thunderstorm on May 17th a meteorite fell at around 30 minutes after midday.

It was a stone meteorite and sadly since its fall in 1830 most of the meteorite has been lost and only around 2 grammes survive today.

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