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Meteor fireball bursts over UK ‘I have never seen anything so bright’

Meteor fireball bursts over UK ‘I have never seen anything so bright’

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On July 30, a meteor burst into Earth’s atmosphere producing a blast so bright it could be seen all the way in Belgium. The International Meteor Organisation (IMO) received more than 40 reports from Brits who were stunned by the astronomical phenomenon. David said: “I have seen shooting stars previously but this was much more substantial and nearer to the planet.” Gemma added: “Only guessing it was a shooting star as have never seen anything move so fast or be so bright!” Terry simply said: “Phenomenal”. Asteroids and meteors produce a bright explosion of fire when they hit the atmosphere as it is the first time the space rock has ever met resistance. David said: “I have seen shooting stars previously but this was much more substantial and nearer to the planet.” Gemma added: “Only guessing it was a shooting star as have never seen anything move so fast or be so bright!” Terry simply said: “Phenomenal”. Asteroids and meteors produce a bright explosion of fire when they hit the…
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