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Did you see meteor over Spalding area?




A meteor is said to have been spotted in the county’s skies last Sunday night.

The UK Meteor Network, which monitors the skies above the UK and reports meteors and fireballs, said it received more than 50 fireball reports from across the country.

Sightings came in between 9.45pm and 10pm.

The meteor was seen across the sky in Lincolnshire on Sunday night (February 16). Photo supplied by the UK Meteor Network, captured here in East Barnet, London. (29533613)
The meteor was seen across the sky in Lincolnshire on Sunday night (February 16). Photo supplied by the UK Meteor Network, captured here in East Barnet, London. (29533613)

Commenting on social media in Long Sutton, Daniel Fowkes asked if anyone else had spotted the phenomenon.

“Wife said she saw a bright green light flash across the sky arcing towards the ground... anyone else see?” he posted on Sunday evening.

Jane Nellie replied: “Yes I saw this on (the) way back from Holbeach.”

Previously...

VIDEO: Holbeach Hurn doorbell records footage of meteor

Another, posting under the name Mandy Dotty Dawn, said: “I saw something at about 7pm but assumed it was something on at the football club.”

Justin Thompson posted: “See it as I was driving, definitely a meteor.”

Also commenting on social media in Long Sutton, Leon Mason said: “Me and a friend saw this big green flash in the sky a few weeks ago. It happened about four times in a row, then haven’t seen it since.”

Reports also came in to the UK Meteor Network from Thetford, Norfolk, to Kent, Bedfordshire, Suffolk, West Yorkshire and East Barnet.

Others thought it might be fireworks or lights from the power station.

Earlier this month, a doorbell camera in Holbeach Hurn captured footage of a meteor hitting the earth.

Marcus Boland (44) was inspired to check through the footage of his doorbell camera after reading about a meteor coming down at 11.30pm on Monday, February 3.

His dramatic footage was watched thousands of times.

Mr Boland, who works in traffic management, said at the time: “I checked the doorbell camera and it was there – I couldn’t believe it.

“The people who have seen the footage have been really impressed by it. It is so clear.

“I am presuming that it landed in the Wash because of the direction.”

Meteoroids range in size from dust grains to small asteroids.

When they enter a planet’s atmosphere at high speed and burn up, the fireballs, or “shooting stars”, are called meteors.


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