Amazing Footage of Huge Meteor ‘Fireball’ Passing over UK – March 3, 2012


Amazing footage of a huge meteor that was spotted across large parts of the UK around 21:40 on the 3rd of march 2012.

Reports of a “bright light” and an “orange glow” were received by police across Scotland and the north of England around 9.40pm.

The Met Office tweeted: “Hi All, for anyone seeing something in the night sky, we believe it was a meteorite.”

A spokesman for Strathclyde Police said the force had been “inundated” with calls about a bright object in the sky across the west of Scotland.

A Durham Police spokeswoman said a number of calls came in around 9.45pm from concerned members of public who had seen a “bright light or a fire in the sky” and believed it may have been incidents involving an aircraft.

“It has been confirmed with air traffic control that there are no incidents of aircraft in difficult and nothing registered on radar,” she said.

“The sightings are believed to be either an asteroid burning out or similar which has been restricted to the upper atmosphere only.”

Grampian Police said reports of people seeing a “flare or a bright object with a tail” were received from across the region.

And Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary said numerous calls were made about a “large ball of fire in the sky” across Annandale and Eskdale. One user wrote on the force’s Facebook page: “It was awesome to see! Really big and bright!”

Hundreds of people took to Twitter to report similar sightings across Scotland and the north of England.

People described seeing a bright fireball moving across the sky with a large tail.

The Kielder Observatory also reported the sighting of a “huge fireball” travelling from north to south over Northumberland at 9.41pm.

Source and author: telegraph *   *  meteor


2 responses to “Amazing Footage of Huge Meteor ‘Fireball’ Passing over UK – March 3, 2012

  1. I hope this is the beginning of the 31 events we are about to witness first hand all around the world. The count will only start when each event lasts 4 days and most likely each along its own latitude from 13 to 77. See details at

    God > infinity


  2. professor anon

    in actual fact – the truth be known to this occurrence.. it was travelling far too slow for an orthodox meteor. It was in fact an reduplicated space cruiser the americans had at mars which ran into logistical problems . HAVE A NICE DAY PEOPLE WHO ARE TRUE BELIEVERS