Meteor streaks across Scotland’s skies ‘so low you could HEAR it’ leaving locals transfixed

  • A minimum of 200 witnesses reported seeing an enormous fireball in Scotland. 
  • More reports were received recently from Northern Ireland, Exeter and Northern Ireland. 
  • Just after 10:10, the UK Meteor Network confirmed that the meteor was indeed detected.  

Large meteors were spotted in the skies above Scotland and northern England. 

Video shot form a back garden in Motherwell shows  large bright object flying from let to right an a downwards angle followed by a long tail. 

More than 200 reports have been submitted to the UK Meteor Network about a sky-fireball. Two of the cameras captured this image. 

Witnesses said the object was so low they could hear it. 

A large meteor is believed to  have crashed in Scotland having been filmed and caught on camera

A large meteor is believed to  have crashed in Scotland having been filmed and caught on camera

It was reported that the meteor was spotted around 9pm, with reports coming from across Scotland and the north of England

The meteor was reported to have been sighted at 9pm. Reports came from all over England and Scotland.

UK Meteor Network said they have received 35 reports of the fireball streaking across the sky

The UK Meteor Network reported that they had received 35 reports about the fireball streaking across skyscrapers.

According to further reports, the meteor was spotted in County Donegal (Republic of Ireland). 

Many witnesses reported hearing loud booms as the object passed through the sound barrier and entered Earth’s atmosphere. 

Initial reports indicate that the meteor is heading towards Scotland from the South West, over Ireland and into Scotland. 

Alan McGowan of Dunblane (Stirlingshire) said, ‘I watched it slowly arc across the nightsky as I drove through Dunblane around 10 p.m. with my father. The fireball was huge and had an orange flame tail. The sight was incredible. It was initially thought that it was an aircraft or helicopter crashing, but then we realized it was probably a meteor. 

The meteor that lit the sky at night in Dublin was captured on one of our videos. 

Witnesses claimed the object collided north of Glasgow, but there is no evidence of this. 

MailOnline received a report from a witness saying that the sighting was in Linlithgow West Lothian (Scotland). It is visible from the north to south, with a green trail in its wake. Amazing.’  

Stephanie Sharp stated: “Spotted in West Cumbria, looking West across the Solway at approximately 22:00. Very long tail. Slow trailing through sky. I’ve seen similar fireballs in the past 10 years, but nothing as spectacular as this!

Jennifer Ryan stated that the object was seen crossing Dublin Bay.