Many people reported hearing a loud blast as the object reached Earth’s atmosphere.
Around 9 pm on Wednesday, September 14, a meteorite was seen above Scotland traveling very slowly overhead.
The UK Meteor Network, a group that gathers information on meteors, posted tweets about the celestial body.
So far we have received 35 public reports about a fireball spotted at 21:00 and a couple of our cameras caught it pic.twitter.com/jLDrHMPQvd— UK Meteor Network (@UKMeteorNetwork) September 14, 2022
A video taken in the backyard of a home in Motherwell depicts a big, light object moving from left to right at an angle downward, followed by a long tail. The meteor was reportedly observed over County Donegal in Ireland, according to other accounts.
As the object entered Earth’s atmosphere and broke the sound barrier, many people claimed to have heard a huge bang.
Initial reports state that the asteroid traveled from the southwest across Scotland and the island of Ireland.
There have been nearly 800 reports of the fireball that was seen over UK last night. The preliminary trajectory has been calculated by the IMO and indicates that the object, which we now believe to be space debris, would have landed in the Atlantic south of the Hebrides. pic.twitter.com/skSvl0YH5Y— UK Meteor Network (@UKMeteorNetwork) September 15, 2022
In one video taken in Dublin, a meteor is seen turning the night sky green.
Did I legit just see a shooting star in Motherwell or is that something crashing out the sky? pic.twitter.com/DBQh8zXjnT— Rhiannon Hayes (@RhiannonHayes12) September 14, 2022
Image Credit: The UK Meteor Network
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