Stargazing Live's astronomer misses meteor in sky


Astronomer Mark Thompson was caught out on BBC Two's Stargazing Live when he failed to spot a meteor falling in the sky behind him.

The astronomer was live in Macclesfield and had just told hosts Dara O'Briain and Brian Cox back in the studio that there wasn't much activity in the skies.

Many eagle-eyed viewers however spotted the meteor and got in touch with the show.

Professor Brian Cox and Dara O'Briain hosted three days of Stargazing Live featuring epic images from observatories around the globe. You can watch again on the BBCiPlayer

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