Watch: A Fiery Meteor Lights Up the Sky Over Scotland


Almost three years after a massive meteor explosion injured hundreds and shattered windows in Chelyabinsk, Russia, yet another meteor took skywatchers by surprise on Monday night, CNN reports. This time the event was caught on camera over Scotland:

Captured this on my dashcam tonight beauty!!

Posted by Bill Addison on Monday, February 29, 2016

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As the Scottish driving instructor Bill Addison was cruising through the northeastern part of the country, his dashcam captured what seemed like a giant blue fireball striking across the sky.

“I thought it was a plane coming down at first, but it was moving too fast,”Addison told ABC News.

Other Scottish residents took to social media to report bright green, blue and yellow flashes in the night’s sky, followed by a loud bang.

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Robert Massey, deputy executive director for the Royal Astronomical Society, told CNN that he believes that the object was a low-altitude meteor, just like the one that exploded in Bangkok in 2015. 

Thought the scientific world may be transfixed by the Scottish metero, it will never be able to compete with the Chelyabinsk meteorite, the biggest astronomical punch felt on Earth in a century. 

h/t CNN