Meteor filmed streaking across sky in broad daylight


A man driving with his family in Jersey captured the moment a meteor streaked across the sky on his car’s dash cam.

Ian Dryhurst was travelling with his wife, Wendy, and twin sons when the family noticed a “bright light” sailing over the Channel Islands at 2.45pm on Saturday.

The meteor coincided with a sonic boom heard in parts of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset which was said to have shaken houses.

The explosion-like noise can be heard when objects travel through the air faster than the speed of sound.

Mr Dryhurst said that spotting the meteor was “surreal” and “shocked us all a bit”.

“It happened so quickly, so I wasn’t sure at first whether it was just a strange reflection in the windscreen, or the sun playing tricks on us,” he said.


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