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Originally posted by spungy
reply to post by Winchester_La
Yeah I seen a green fireball tonight Im in Ireland I was faceing North it looked like it fell east to west for about 5 to ten secs.. It looked like I was really close to it. I had a good Idea where it might be but now as the reports are so wide im not so shure. Its prob somewhere in the north sea.
Originally posted by atasteofhoney
reply to post by stellify
Also shocked to see this thread. As i left work at c 17:35 walking north towards Leeds station i saw a streak across the sky in a rough east to west direction. I thought i looked like a meteor but it seemed so low on the horizon that i thouight it must be a firework, Didn't think it could be a firework either though as it was silent, too quick and appeared to be heading on a downward horizonatal rather tahn heading up like a firework would. Was a freaky sight, i looked at other people around heading home to see if they acknolwledged seeing it, but most people seemed oblivious. Apologies for spelling.
Was it not the Falcon 9 launch, today from Cape Canaveral?
Stargazers throughout the UK have reported seeing a meteor-like streak of light in the darkened skies.
The BBC was contacted by people in Scotland, the Midlands, Wales, and northern and south west England who saw the display at about 1740 GMT.
One witness driving home from work in Coventry said the light was a bit scary because it was so "incredibly bright".
Astronomers said the brightness of the meteor, a chunk of space rock burning up in the atmosphere, was unusual.
Dr David Whitehouse. astronomer and former BBC correspondent, said: "It's a bright meteor called a fireball, extraordinarily bright.
"This a chunk of space rock perhaps the size of your fist, perhaps a bit larger, that is burning up as it comes through our atmosphere at an altitude of 60 or 70 miles or so.