Amazing footage shows a fireball meteor fly over parts of Wales
Keep up to date with the latest stories with our twice daily WalesOnline newsletter A video has emerged showing a spectacular fireball meteor fly over parts of Wales on Wednesday night. In Wales, sightings were shared on social media from people across the UK including in Merthyr Tydfil, Pembrokeshire and the Vale of Glamorgan. Read more: Range Rover owner leaves vehicle covered in angry signs outside dealership
Sightings of fireball meteors are rare, even though several thousand meteors of fireball magnitude occur in the Earth’s atmosphere every day, according to International Meteor Organization. One that was lucky to catch the footage on camera was Wayne Clayton from Milford Haven in Pembrokeshire. He said: "Myself and my wife were in Somerset on holiday at the time. Responding on Facebook, WalesOnline reader, Kerry Mackay, said: "Saw it here in Glyn Ceiriog.
Georgina Glover said: 2I saw it last night too, the street started lighting up in really bright flashes , I looked up to see it flying over spitting sparks and then it just disappeared. Planetary scientist Ashley James King tweeted saying 200 reports had been made of fireballs, adding reports are used to work out where the object came from and whether any meteorites had reached the ground.
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