There have been more than 200 reports of a mysterious ‘fireball’ crossing the night sky over Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The UK Meteor Network said it began receiving reports of a fireball spotted about 9pm on Wednesday, 14th September.
The network said it was ‘investigating to ascertain what the object was, meteor or space debris’, adding that most reports had come from Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Danny Nell, 21, was walking his dog in Johnstone, just west of Paisley and Glasgow, when he saw the fireball.
‘I was walking my dog and it was strangely enough 10pm on the dot and I just saw the flash in the sky and pulled out my phone and recorded it,’ the Glasgow resident told the PA news agency.
‘I thought it may be a firework at first because there was a lot of Scottish football on but quickly realised it wasn’t and just grabbed my phone to see if I could catch it.’
There was plenty of chatter on social media as onlookers rushed to snap pictures of the falling meteor.
BREAKING ð¨: Large meteor spotted burning up over Scotland and Northern Ireland pic.twitter.com/EpqXvpeZd4
Footage of the âshooting starâ from Ballantrae in the south of Scotland – looks like none Iâve ever seenpic.twitter.com/IPHJN9xpQi
Anyone in #glasgow Just see this??? Was all different colours like a firework but silent? Maybe part of a meteor? pic.twitter.com/tqI48rrCKN
have i just seen a meteor fly over Johnstone?? pic.twitter.com/lPK14hTzxl
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