Meteor explosion moment captured across northern England
A meteor has been filmed seemingly exploding above northern England.
Footage filmed on doorbell cameras and CCTV at various locations shows a white light followed by what appears to be an explosion.
John Plane, professor of atmospheric chemistry at the University of Leeds, said: "The video shows a large meteoroid entering the atmosphere. The visible light trail probably starts around 90km above the ground.
"Assuming the meteoroid fell through the atmosphere at about 20 km s-1 (72,000 km per hour), it underwent explosive fragmentation around 60 km in altitude."
05 Feb 2020