Meteor streaks across night sky

Stargazers spotted a stunning meteor zooming through Derbyshire’s night sky yesterday.

The celestial delight was reported by many people on the social networking site Twitter.

User @CatMcCloud said: “Just seen a meteor burn out over us in Derbyshire. So cool, but slightly spooky. Hope it was an alien pod!”

Space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock said the phenomenon was likely to have been debris from Halley’s Comet.

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