Video: Meteor seen across Britain, 3rd March 2012

A huge meteor was seen across most of Britain last night (Saturday 3rd March 2012) and sparked concerns that a plane had crashed…

We had a report last night saving a strange light had been seen over Stockport.

just seen what i first thought was a comet across the sky over stockport. i was just having a cig on the porch when i saw this circular object traveling at a amazing rate of knots from north to south. I live beneath the manchester airport flight path but this was nothing like a plane, it was orange/red in colour and had a large tail with it. was very very peculiar and i am sure it was a comet but yet i cannot find anything that suggests it was. mental!!

Amazing footage: Filmed on Saturday 3 March 2012 at approx 21:30. A family outing to the laser lights displayed at St. Mary’s Island Whitley Bay and captured a bit of video of a meteorite going overhead. The bright spot in the video is the moon and as it is disappearing in the distance it is travelling south.

Police forces say they have received a number of calls reporting what is believed to have been a meteor.

Reports of a “bright light” and an “orange glow” came in across the north of England and Scotland at about 21:40 GMT amid fears a plane had crashed.

The Met Office tweeted: “Hi All, for anyone seeing something in the night sky, we believe it was a meteorite.”

Durham Police said air traffic control had confirmed there had not been any incidents of aircraft in difficulties

Source: Meteor witnessed across Britain BBC

Thanks to Sam for the report/comment on Orange balls of light seem over South London.


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