A bright meteor lit up the night sky over the United Kingdom last night. The Irish Times reported that police stations across Britain were recieving numoerous calls about the fireball crossing the sky. Eyewitnesses reported seeing a huge fireball travelling from northern Scotland to southern England at about 9:40pm on Saturday.
The Met Office tweeted: “Hi All, for anyone seeing something in the night sky, we believe it was a meteorite.”
Adrian West, of Meteorwatch, said he spotted the meteor in Berkshire and believed it could have gone down in the English Channel or the Bay of Biscay.
The timing and location was somewhat perfect for maximizing the visibilty of the event. As such, several people were able to photogrpah and video the meteor. Some the best video and images have been posted on universetoday.com.