Fireball captured over Dawlish beach in Devon
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Burning fireball plummeting to Earth seen on Devon beach camera

A "very bright" light, believed to be a fireball, or meteor, has been seen by a beach camera in Devon.

Dr Robert Massey, deputy executive director of the Royal Astronomical Society, said it was an "impressive sight" and "almost certainly" a fireball, namely a bright meteor burning up in the Earth's atmosphere.

"It just shows that a lot of astronomy can be enjoyed without any special equipment at all," he said.

It was recorded at 11.38 BST on Friday.

  • 05 Jun 2017
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