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UK Meteor Shower 21/09/2012 BEST CLIP SO FAR!!
Published on Sep 21, 2012 by HaHaTV555
Captured this near my house West Yorkshire !!
BBC - 'Meteors' sighted in skies across UK
22 September 2012
People from across the UK have reported seeing bright objects in the night sky, thought to be meteors or "space junk"
Coastguards in Northern Ireland took calls from people who saw the objects from Coleraine on the north coast, to Strangford Lough in the south east.
The lights were seen as far north as Caithness in Scotland as well as in Wales and Norfolk in East Anglia.
Experts said the sightings could be satellite debris, burning up on entry to the atmosphere.
The lights have also been reported in the Midlands, parts of north-east England and in Glasgow and .
Brian Guthrie in Grangemouth near Edinburgh, who watched the objects pass through the sky, said it appeared to be something "pretty large breaking up in the atmosphere".
"I've seen shooting stars and meteor showers before, but this was much larger and much more colourful."
Coastguards in the Shetland Islands received what they believe is Scotland's most northerly sighting of the meteor at 23:00 BST.
They were called by a of the public who had seen a bright white light in the sky over the Stacks of Duncansby in Caithness.
'Yellow and orange ball'
One person who contacted the BBC said it was "kind of a mass of light, gold light. Everything moving in unison".
"It wasn't diverging... I thought it was a plane at first. It was quite low on the horizon and moving much slower than I'd expect to see a shooting star, but it was amazing."
Diane Martin from Rainworth in Nottinghamshire said she saw "a bright yellow and orange ball" and considered calling the police before her husband checked the internet and found other people had seen it.
She told the BBC: "We only saw the one. It was quite low as well. It wasn't that far away to be honest. We thought something was actually going to come down in the actual village.
"It was travelling from east to west. It was coming down but it was going across more than it was going down."
Durham Constabulary said they were "inundated" with calls from members of the public across the north-east who were "concerned" as to the sightings of unidentified flying objects lighting up the night sky.
In Wales, sightings were reported between Cardiff and in the south, Aberystwyth in Ceredigion and Criccieth in Gwynedd.
Howard Parry spotted a "stream of light" while looking out to sea from his caravan in Llanrhystud in Ceredigion at around 23:00 BST.
"I thought first of all it was a plane going down then I thought what the devil is it?
"The best way I can explain it is that it looked like a train with all different carriages on it... it lasted about 25 to 30 seconds.
"I've never seen anything like it - it was really, really bright," he said.
Chris Butler, of Tonypandy in the Rhondda, said he saw "a triangle of orange lights" that "didn't look like a typical meteorite".
Read more: www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19683687
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Full Credit goes to http://www.youtube.com/user/randomgary12
Short Video of the Meteor 'Fireball' Over UK - Sep 22, 2012
Published on Sep 21, 2012 by Sheilaaliens
"People across the UK have reported seeing a large meteor shooting across the night sky.
It was seen breaking up into pieces last night, with sightings reported across northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Yep, saw them too...
yeh shooting stars, so nice, yorkshire is a lovely place, idyllic i feel... and they make a good cuppa tea!! aha, love my tea... love love ... <333
Aren't those moving a bit too slow to be meteorites? ;)
They don't behave like meteorites on any of those vids. :)
I am not convinced either that they were meteorites. It would be interesting to know if anybody could identify exactly what they were.
Every flight control radar in the UK probably know where they took ground. The trick is to get'em to release that info to You. If they were meteorites they'll release the info. If it's classified, they'll pobably tell you they didn't have any echoes at all at the radar.
Call your local flight control tower and ask them. That's the best way to get up to date info on things you see in the sky. :)
awesome! Thanks for sharing <3