Krasnojarsk, Russia, 1749. Not a fall, but a historic pallasite. Hand-coloured illustration from 1820′s. Credit: WikiCommons/Basilicofresco

Falls continued through the 1700′s, as they always had, but they began to be described and documented rather more regularly. Discussion took place about their origin – a number of ideas were in vogue at different times, including blasts from volcanoes, volcanoes on the moon, and more.

The pattern through this century is of more notice being taken, and certainly more material being preserved. This runs right up to the end of the century and the beginning of the next, where things really started to get interesting.

Notable 18th century falls:

Hraschina, Croatia, *1751