An Oxfordshire woman was shocked when she captured a huge green meteor streaking across the sky on her doorbell camera today.
Sandi Cotton, 57, was scrolling on her phone when a notification came from her doorbell camera at 12:40 a.m.
The company director was shocked when she opened the video and saw a bright flash of light streak across the sky.
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The Kidlington-based woman, based near the moors, said: ‘It was so exciting because I knew it was something very abnormal. I got the motion notification and thought it shouldn’t be there. I live near an airfield, but I immediately knew it was not an airplane.
“I immediately emailed my sister and told her what it was, even though she was a reasonable sleeper.
“I have never seen anything like it in my life. I thought, I have to share this”
As for whether she captured anything else exciting on her doorbell cam, she said it would be the first time.
She said: “Normally you just get local wildlife like foxes and badgers and of course people.”
Reports of the fireball arrived from across England and Wales last night, with a startling shot captured over the Bristol Channel where it is believed to have landed.
Preliminary data from the UK Meteor Network suggests it landed in the Bristol/Somerset area, with founder Richard Kacerek saying: “Last night at 00:39 UT 15 UKMON cameras captured a very large meteor event which we call a ball of fire, [a] Very bright meteor entering Earth’s atmosphere over Somerset.”
“Visually it was quite spectacular, with a green color [with the] different colors generally indicating the composition of the meteoroid.”
This story was written by Shosha Adie.
She joined the team in 2022 as a digital reporter.
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