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15 October 2012

Early Arab Study of Meteor Showers - New Publication

New additional material of meteor showers during 9th -19th centuries in the Islamic history
Hassan M. Basurah
Cornell University Library
(Submitted on 15 Oct 2012)
This article presents twelve records of meteor showers in Arabic chronicles covering period from the 9th to the 19th century. The observations were in Egypt, Morocco, Syria and Yemen. These new addition historical records are considered to be important events which indicate a serious current interest in astronomy.
http://arxiv.org/abs/1210.3941

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