Meteor: 'Like a plane on fire'
4 March 2012 Last updated at 04:02 GMT
Police forces say they have received a number of calls reporting what is believed to have been a meteor.
Reports of a "bright light" and an "orange glow" came in across the north of England and Scotland at about 21:40 GMT on Saturday amid fears a plane had crashed.
The Met Office tweeted: "Hi All, for anyone seeing something in the night sky, we believe it was a meteorite."
Adam Hepworth witnessed the meteor in Helensburgh, Scotland.