Video: Meteor over UK caught on camera

  • 9 May 2013
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See the meteor cross the sky

A large, bright meteor was spotted in the sky over the UK and was caught on CCTV in Wales.

Meteors are small bits of rock that burn up in the Earth's atmosphere and cause a streak of light in the sky.

The bright shooting star is thought to have been bigger than normal which could be why more people noticed it.

It could have been caused by debris left behind by Halley's Comet which passes near to the Earth every 75 years.

Suzy Buttress saw the meteor - she said:

"It was amazing, so big, bigger than a shooting star. It had a strange greenish tinge to it, with a definite tail behind it.

"This was definitely a ball with a tail. It took its time going across the sky. It went behind a cloud, then came out the other end."