Huge meteor recorded shooting across the sky after being spotted over Dorset
One man's doorbell camera has managed to capture the huge meteor that flew over Dorset and surrounding counties. Sherborne resident Sam Taylor Wade posted in a local Facebook group "Did anyone else just see a huge blue meteor fly over Thornford?" with many others verifying the sighting, Collette Stevens commented "Was driving back from Weymouth and yes the sky lit up and this green glowing object like a firework descended right in front of us!" Matt, from Wiltshire, went to check the camera after hearing multiple reports of the meteor from last night, reports Wiltshire Live. Read more: Girl, 2, snatched by man in front of mum before suspect bitten by dog
The large meteor or fireball was sighted soaring low through the sky, and can be viewed in the video above as a bright light, gliding under the moon at around 12. The computer programmer said that this was by far the most amazing thing his doorbell camera had ever captured - although it had caught another smaller meteor in 2020, and ever since - he'd wondered whether he'd find another. When he found the surprise on his CCTV footage on Thursday morning (May 12), Matt was shocked, surprised and exited all in one. Matt has also registered the video on a UK meteor website, where he logged the last one and says that after a few days, a handful of people had managed to work out the trajectory the meteor might have taken and who could have seen it from different places in the world.
"It's nice here because there's not a lot of light pollution but I'm not obsessed," he said, "you have to have a lot of patience to capture moments like these on camera normally. He said: "After a couple of years, I've never spotted anything criminal going on, but I'll have a look just in case - you never know! There's almost nothing every night, it's usually just a tedious, repetitive exercise. You can stay up-to-date on the top news near you with Dorset Live's FREE newsletters – enter your email address at the top of the page or sign up to our newsletters.
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