A Bright Fireball Meteor Just Lit Up the Sky Over Scotland — Here Are the Videos


A bright fireball blazed over Scotland on Monday, according to witnesses who reported the sighting to the American Meteor Society.

Fireballs are stray meteors that barrel into Earth's atmosphere at speeds that range from 25,000 mph to 160,000 mph. They slow down considerably after hitting the atmosphere. Sometimes, if the fireball makes it close enough to Earth's surface before exploding, people on the ground will hear a sonic boom.

Here's what the meteor looked like captured on a resident's dashcam:

Bill Addison

BBC also posted footage of the fireball:

According to AMS, evening fireballs peak around this time of year, so we may hear about more fireball sightings soon.

h/t Washington Post