A rare meteorite across the skies over southern England on Saturday caused a massive eruption to shake people’s homes. The BBC reports that fireballs spread across the sky over Dorset, Somerset, Devon and Jersey on Saturday afternoon. Although it was during the day, the meteor was bright enough that it could seen by the people below.
It then made a loud noise that was so loud that it shook the house and the shaking windows. The BBC reports that the fireball was an extremely rare “boiled class” meteorite. It describes a meteor that is so bright that it is able to show during the day. Boiled meteors also explode occasionally after entering the Earth’s atmosphere – which probably explains the sound of a sonic boom.
Some researchers are excited that they could get fresh meteorite samples soon, especially since an eruption occurred. According to Dr Ashley King of the UK Fireball Alliance, an organization of meteor enthusiasts and hunters, the meteorite “could move faster than the speed of sound.”
King usually told the BBC, “When you hear that it’s a good sign that you have some rock that has it on the surface,” King told the BBC. “It’s incredibly exciting and I’m a little shocked.” The UK Fireball Alliance has requested that anyone with a possible meteorite landing in the South England region monitored. Who knows? If you have been in this area, it also reached your home like a UK couple who found pieces of space rock in their driveway.
An “extremely rare” meteor known as Daytime Fireball has blamed for the kind of sonic boom that heard in various parts of England. People in Dorset, Somerset, Devon and Jersey heard a loud noise in the sky on Saturday afternoon and saw streams of light in the sky. After analyzing the images and videos, the experts confirmed that they showed a meteor.
They have urged the public to keep an eye on and report any piece of space rock. Simon Proud, an aviation meteorologist at the University of Oxford, captured weather – it appeared as a bright flash – flying across the UK on a weather satellite.