Meteor streaks through the skies of Somerset

Stargazers across the UK were treated to a stunning cosmic display on Sunday evening as a meteor streaked across the sky.

The fireball broke up, lighting up the night’s sky with a dazzling trail with some even reporting hearing a sonic boom as it passed.

The meteor was spotted in Somerset, London and Birmingham, amazing avid astronomers who were lucky to witness the rare sight. 

Stargazers across the UK were treated to a stunning cosmic display on Sunday evening as a meteor streaked across the sky

Stargazers across the UK were treated to a stunning cosmic display on Sunday evening as a meteor streaked across the sky

Stargazers across the UK were treated to a stunning cosmic display on Sunday evening as a meteor streaked across the sky

The UK Meteor Network said they had so far received 120 reports of the fireball meteor.

They said ‘it was a slow moving meteor with clearly visible fragmentation’.

Footage captured by doorbell cameras shows the moment the meteor zooms past as a ball of light. 

One viewer said: ‘I honestly couldn’t believe my eyes! Most incredible thing I’ve ever seen it was like a firework. I’m so excited!!!”  

The fireball broke up, lighting up the night's sky with a dazzling trail with some even reporting hearing a sonic boom as it passed

The fireball broke up, lighting up the night's sky with a dazzling trail with some even reporting hearing a sonic boom as it passed

The fireball broke up, lighting up the night’s sky with a dazzling trail with some even reporting hearing a sonic boom as it passed

The UK Meteor Network said they had so far received 120 reports of the fireball meteor

The UK Meteor Network said they had so far received 120 reports of the fireball meteor

The UK Meteor Network said they had so far received 120 reports of the fireball meteor

A women in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire said: ‘Scared all the pheasants out of the forest but a few moments before hand my partner said that were a strange light outside.’

A meteor is space rock that burn up upon entering earth’s atmosphere. 

The Gamma Normid meteor shower is usually visible in March with its peak expected in the middle of the month. 

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