Expert Says That 'Fireball' That Flew Across The UK Wasn't A Meteor
Expert says that 'fireball' that flew across the UK wasn't a meteor. Numerous witnesses claimed to have seen the enigmatic phenomenon, and some of them managed to record the spectacle on camera.
When did this happen? This happened on September 14, 2022. You can watch the video here.
Over 200 people reported seeing the "fireball" in the night sky on Wednesday at 9 p.m. to the UK Meteor Network. After reviewing numerous clips of the occurrence, expert says that 'fireball' that flew across the UK wasn't a meteor but "space debris". It follows reports of a bright object passing over areas of Scotland, northern England, and Northern Ireland.
One user wrote, "Did I legit just see a shooting star in Motherwell or is that something crashing out the sky?" Another person claimed they had witnessed the fireball passing over Paisley, Scotland, last night around 10 p.m. and was happy to have recorded the event.
They posted the video on Twitter along with the following statement: "Can’t believe I seen this and managed to catch it on camera!! Going over Paisley at 10pm #glasgow #paisley #meteor #comet #fireball." John Maclean, an astronomer with UK Meteor Network, claims that it turned out to not be a meteor.
He told The Guardian that it was probably space debris because it was moving too slowly to be a meteor. "What we’re looking at at the moment is a Starlink satellite, which was actually due to deorbit or reenter the atmosphere today, but it is possible it could have deorbited slightly early."
According to the network, sightings of the fireball from all around the UK and Ireland were close to 800,
Expert says that 'fireball' that flew across the UK wasn't a meteor judging it on the basis of the speed it entered Earth.