Massive meteor over the UK just now (21/09/12@23:00BST)

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posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 05:10 PM
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I've just got back from the shop, I was talking to some friends outside the pub about ten minutes ago and (what I thought was fireworks for the first few seconds) a bright streak shot across the sky breaking into lots of bits. I ran round the corner and it disappeared over either Scotland or Ireland. I need to get my bearing once I have calmed down and I will post a map of its heading.

I tried to get pics, by the time I got into the camera it was long gone.

Sorry if this is in the wrong area, I am a little shaken with excitement, and a little nervous as this was fairly big compared to most I have seen.

Did anyone else witness this? (21/09/2012, approx 23:00)

Edit: Sorry about the massive bit, that's just excitement, chances are it was probably fairly small, about the size of a small car, but they tend to produce big and dramatic fireballs)

Second Edit: Ok, this is direction and location, I am where the X is....



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Edit 3: 00:07am BST 22/09/2012

Story now on the BBC

'Meteors' sighted in skies across UK


'Meteors' sighted in skies across UK

People from across the UK have reported seeing bright objects in the sky, thought to be meteors.

Belfast coastguard has taken calls from people who saw the objects from Coleraine on the north coast, to Strangford Lough in the south east. Sightings were also made in Dublin.

The lights were also seen in parts of central Scotland including Grangemouth, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

And the suspected meteor has been seen in Norfolk and the West Midlands.
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posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 05:13 PM
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I'm in Cheshire and my daughter and I have just seen it - it was seriously big and a little worrying to be honest!

I've been searching for anything 'expected' but not having much luck.

As amazing as it was that was HUGE!



posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 05:16 PM
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Is this the same sighting as this threat here!?



posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 05:17 PM
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Wow - two threads almost simultaneously.

I hope we can get to see some pics -


How long did it last???

Was it "welders flash" intensity??



posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 05:19 PM
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Originally posted by TheEnlightenedOne
Is this the same sighting as this threat here!?


Threat - who said threat - should I grab my stuff and head for the hills?

Oh.......threaD.......remain calm everyone...........Its cool!!



posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 05:20 PM
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Yes!

Just replied over there too. Thanks.



posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 05:22 PM
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Well.. I guess it hasn't hit us.



posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 05:25 PM
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Although there was no chance of it hitting, would have fully broken up, even if it was large enough, it would take some time for the airburst to hit us, so we wouldn't yet know.........



posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 05:27 PM
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Mates of mine spotted it in rosyth scotland



posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 05:28 PM
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posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 05:29 PM
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well i missed that yan marra,



posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 05:32 PM
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aw damn i missed it.



posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 05:32 PM
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Aye marra, was a sight to deek at, was outside Chasers in Workington when it went ower, rushed yam to post it on here! (lol)
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posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 05:34 PM
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I think EVERYONE is missing the obvious here....

Pic or it didn't happen!




posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 05:35 PM
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I know you're just joking, but by the time I realised it wasn't a firework, ran to the end of the road, tried to open the camera app with my now shaking hands, it was too late, I'm just glad many others seen it.
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posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 05:36 PM
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One of several videos posted. Seems too slow for a meteor. More like space junk.

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posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 05:38 PM
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nvm, Phage beat me too it, well done Phage, lol
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posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 05:38 PM
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Originally posted by woogleuk
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I know you're just joking, but by the time I realised it wasn't a firework, ran to the end of the road, tried to open the camera app with my now shaking hands, it was too late, I'm just glad many others seen it.
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I'm not gonna lie... I'm a little bit jealous. I saw the aura's once and thought I had seen some cool stuff. I can only imagine a huge fireball!

I hope it was a meteor...



posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 05:42 PM
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Originally posted by Phage
One of several videos posted. Seems too slow for a meteor. More like space junk.

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If its space junk will it poison us? Have you any info on what junk it might be? How long should I hold my breath?



posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 05:43 PM
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If its space junk will it poison us? Have you any info on what junk it might be? How long should I hold my breath?

No. No. As long as you can, if you want.





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