Having just witnessed a fireball in the sky over Consett tonight (around 11PM GMT), I headed straight to twitter to see if anyone else had witnessed this glorious event. The fireball glowed white, green, and orange as it traveled steadily across the North East sky above.
There have been many images circulating twitter, this is one of the best photographs of the fiery object. Here in Consett, Co.Durham in the North East of England the sky was very dark and it seemed to light up the entire sky.
The object is said to be a meteor or satellite breaking up as it entered the Earths atmosphere.
The object has been seen throughout the UK. There are reports of the object being seen in Glasgow, Newcastle, and as far afield as Wrexham.