September 22, 2012
Spectacular Meteor Lights up United Kingdom!
Phil Plait, Discover Blogs
Twitter just exploded with reports, pictures, and videos of an extremely bright fireball moving over the northern part of the UK at around 22:00 UTC. I’ve seen tweets from folks in Ireland, Manchester, and more. It was traveling east-to-west, and broke up into many pieces as it fell. No reports of it hitting the ground yet, though some pieces may fall all the way down.
TAGGED: meteors, United Kingdom, astronomy