Sight of sonic boom meteor over Devon caught on camera

Amazing footage revealing the moment a meteor blazed its way across the Devon sky last night has emerged.

The video was captured shortly before 10pm yesterday around Cullompton.

Sightings of the meteor were reported in London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Birmingham, Bath, Liverpool and Devon and Cornwall – and that was just in the UK.

There were also sightings of large meteors reported in North America and Canada.

Incredibly, many people also reported hearing either a sonic boom or a rumbling noise, and it is thought some material survived the entry and might be found on the ground.

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The UK Meteor Network, which monitors meteor sightings in Britain said it had received hundreds of reports- with many people taking to social media to share their videos.

It said in a post on Twitter: “The reports are flooding in, 120 so far and counting. From the two videos we saw it was a slow moving meteor with clearly visible fragmentation.”

The meteor was visible for around seven seconds. It was captured on doorbell and security cameras across the country.

Meteors are space matter burning up as they enter the earth’s atmosphere. Fireballs are particularly bright meteors that in theory might be visible in daylight.

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