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Police in ‘right place at right time’ as stunning meteor streaks across sky

The amazing meteor can be seen streaking across the sky at the ferry terminal in Southampton. Video footage was also captured by Hampshire Police while on an evening patrol

Meteor spotted over Hampshire by police camera

A stunning meteor which lit up the sky over a UK dock, has been caught on camera.

The video footage, posted on the Solent Ships YouTube page was taken at about 10.45pm on Sunday evening.

A bright object can be seen streaking across the sky over the Red Funnel ferry terminal in Southampton.

Video footage of the meteor was also captured by Hampshire Road policing while they were on an evening patrol.

Officers were were reported to be in the “right place at the right time” to capture the stunning dashcam footage of a meteor streaking across the sky late on Sunday evening.



A meteor seen in multiple parts of the UK has been caught on camera at a port in Southampton
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Hampshire Police were out on a late-night patrol couldn’t believe their eyes when the meteor flashed across the sky.

Police simply checked if they their dashcam footage to discover if they had a close encounter with the meteor.





Writing on their YouTube page, where the amazing footage was captured by CCTV cameras, Solent Ships said it is believed to have landed in France



A meteor seen in multiple parts of the UK was caught on camera in Hampshire
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The meteor lit up the night sky on Sunday night
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A spokesman wrote: “Spotted this on Sunday evening at 22:47.

“Keen eyed admin Matt King made the spot. Believed to have landed in Morgat, Brittany.”







Last month the Mirror told of a Draconid meteor shower which could be seen in various places in the UK.

Exmoor and Kielder in Northumberland experts said were great places to spot them as well as several places in Scotland.

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