Meteor spotted in Cumbrian sky
Last updated at 10:00, Monday, 05 March 2012
A spectacular giant meteor lit up the sky over Cumbria on Saturday night.
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I also saw it when i was in the garden putting out the rubbish on saturday 03/03 at 21:40 , it was flying over Bampton nr Haweswater. At first i thought it was a plane on fire but as it got closer i realised it was'nt as it was silent & travelling at an amazing speed & quite low to the ground (about 100ft), there was a bright white light at the front of it with a long orange flame tailing it.An amazing sight i & the girlfriend will never forget.
Wow, I thought these were rare until I looked them up online. Thousands of fireballs have been seen in recent years, some even as spectacular as this one! I wonder what's 'up'?
Having reached the age of 55, I had never seen anything like this before. I was in the backyard of my home in Barrow, looking at the stars, when the meteor appeared. It travelled at an amazing speed, from left to right of my vision, and was in my full view for 15 seconds. Delighted to have seen it. Ken.