Astronomy experts say the fireball that seemed to fall from the sky over Derbyshire last night was a “rare and spectacular sight”.
Those of the Royal Astronomical Society believe it was an “unusually bright meteor” that has been spotted across the country.
The phenomenon was filmed at Stenson Fields around 11.35pm, while sightings have also been reported in Oakwood, Littleover and near Belper.
A spokesman for the Royal Astronomical Society said: “From the image it looks like a” fireball “- an unusually bright meteor – although this does not mean that something has reached the ground. It is still a fairly rare and spectacular sight, therefore those who they are witnesses they should consider themselves lucky! “
Linda Terry says she feels “very lucky” to have seen the meteor from her front room in the Nether Heage, near Belper.
He said, “I couldn’t believe my eyes.
“It was like a fireball coming down from the sky, so it was a little scary, but the orange, yellow and red colors were beautiful.
“It was fantastic, it was a show to hold and I feel very lucky to have seen it.”
Resident Valerie Walker didn’t initially think she saw a flash from her window.
He said, “I was looking out the window and I saw a flash of light at first. I thought it was lightning, that’s probably what it was.”
The dramatic video was captured by the doorbell security camera outside Gary Rogers’ Stenson Fields home.
The 52-year-old, who lives just off Wragley Way, said, “I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw it. I thought,” what is it? “
“I was really surprised. I’ve never seen a meteor before, only shooting stars.
“I thought it was absolutely not a firework, I had never seen a firework light up the horizon like that.”
A meteor is a space rock that enters the Earth’s atmosphere.
As it falls to Earth, the resistance, or resistance, of the air on the rock makes it extremely hot.
What we see in that case is a “shooting star”.
That light strip is not actually the rock, but rather the hot incandescent air as the hot rock spreads into the atmosphere.
It becomes known as a meteorite after it hits the surface.