Did you see 'meteor' over Sheffield last night?
Eagle-eyed residents spotted ‘bright, burning lights’ in the sky last night – amid reports of a ‘meteor’ over Sheffield.
The rare phenomenon was sighted all over the country just before 10pm last night (Sunday, February 16).
One Sheffield resident reported seeing a ‘meteor-like object crashing from the sky’ just before 10pm last night, while they were standing near Sheffield General Cemetery.
They described it as ‘bright light followed by a series of other small lights, like burning magnesium.’
Twitter user Matthew Hicks said he also spotted the ‘huge meteor’ over the city.
The UK Meteor Network, a group of astronomers who collect reports of meteor sightings, said they had received more than 21 'fireball' reports over Sunday night.
According to their website, a fireball is ‘simply a bright meteor streaking across the sky’.
They come in a variety of colours and speeds and appear ‘randomly’ throughout the year.