Published On: Tue, Sep 24th, 2019

London meteor SHOCK: Locals report huge fireball lighting up London sky | Science | News

Some of the eyewitness accounts were in South East London when they caught a glimpse of the meteor streak overhead. Robert Currie  took to social media to ask: “Anyone just see a super bright meteor over london travelling northwards? “Am in South London and it shone white/yellow that burnt to a bright blue green flash happened at 7.55pm BST.

@JocelynLeConte wrote: “Yes! I just saw this in Purley, near Croydon. Glad it wasn’t just me!”

Amateur astronomer George Miller recorded dramatic footage of the London meteor, writing on Twitter: “Fireball seen from London 24 September at 19:54UK Meteor Observation Network 

And the UK Meteor Network released a still image of a bright light in the sky, but could not confirm it was the meteor in question.

What is a meteor?

Meteoroids are small rocky or metallic body in outer space. 

They are significantly smaller than asteroids, and range in size from small grains to one-metre-wide objects. 

Objects smaller than this are classified as micrometeoroids or space dust. 

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