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‘Meteor’ spotted over UK the previous evening as hundreds report seeing fireball overhead

Sightings were accounted for in London, Birmingham, Cambridgeshire and Cornwall. The UK Fireball Alliance and UK Meteor Observation Network affirmed the occasion, which occurred on Monday night.

UK Meteor Observation Network (UKMON) affirmed to Sky News that there was a meteor fireball occasion at around 9.44pm on 16 May.

The organization of beginner cosmologists affirmed they got north of 700 public reports of the occasion.

UK Fireball Alliance likewise affirmed the reports on Twitter, adding they got just about 100 reports however said its cameras didn’t catch the sightings.

Dr Ashley King from the UK Fireball Alliance said: “A brilliant fireball was generally seen and recorded over the UK the previous evening at 21.44 (BST).

“It was heading out from south to north over Dorset/Somerset region and endured roughly 6 seconds.

“It was in all probability brought about by a stone from the really space rock belt among Mars and Jupiter entering the Earth’s environment yet ‘went dim’ at an elevation of roughly 40 km, so we anticipate no shooting stars on the ground.”

There were additionally reports of the sightings in London, Birmingham, Cambridgeshire, West Berkshire and Bedfordshire.

One Twitter client posted film that was gotten by their doorbell camera.

Another client said: “Saw it here in Manchester, green/white, looking southwest towards the skyline.”

One individual depicted it as “radiant blue-green, gradually falling and separating”, adding that it was “astonishing”.

William Gater, who is a space expert and creator, said that it was “another bolide meteor”, which is an incredibly splendid meteor.

This was the most recent in a few meteor sightings in England and Wales this year.

On 12 May, hundreds said via online entertainment that they saw a “radiant green” fireball.

It was seen in Southampton, London, Manchester, Birmingham, Devon and Somerset.

Tania de Sales Marques, who is a cosmologist at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich told Sky News that there is a functioning meteor shower right now, which is related with Comet Halley and will go on until 28 May.


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