More meteor footage captured, this time near Newark

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More footage of the bright meteor over the UK has been sent in to The Lincolnite after first reporting the sighting captured by a doorbell camera in the city on Monday, February 3.

The first report we received was from Kayleigh Smith in North Hykeham after the phenomenon on Monday night at exactly 11.34pm.

Then another sighting was sent to us by Mark Couzens from Bicker near Boston, capturing the same event reflected on a car’s roof.

We then received the clearest footage yet from Ruth Druce, who lives in Bracebridge Heath, captured by her security camera.

Then on Wednesday afternoon Kerry Hagland also sent us this video captured by her CCTV camera from Caunton, near Newark.

An expert from the Lincoln Astronomical Society confirmed that the flash of light was a bright meteor and said that it was likely the size of a football, but pulverised upon entering Earth’s atmosphere.

Graham Winstanley told The Lincolnite: “It is very unlikely there would be any meteorite fall resulting from a meteor like this one.

“Bright meteors like this are fairly common, happening perhaps five to ten times a month, but are completely unpredictable.”

Phil Norton from The Hykeham Observatory, added: “Looking at the angle of the video, makes me think it is over 100 miles away probably off the coast of Southern Scotland.”

The phenomenon was observed across the UK, with BBC Derby publishing a video similar to the one captured in Lincolnshire.

'Meteor' lights up skies in Derby, UK

An 'exploding meteor' in the skies over Derby, UK has been caught on a doorbell camera. ☄️(Via BBC East Midlands) bbc.in/2GVfdhA

Posted by BBC News on Wednesday, 5 February 2020

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