Huge Meteor Explodes In The Sky Above Derby. Watch

"The whole horizon was lit up and there was no sound."

Huge Meteor Explodes In The Sky Above Derby. Watch

A doorbell camera in Derby captured a meteor exploding.

A man's doorbell camera captured an exploding meteor in Derby, UK. According to Metro News, Gary Rogers received a text from his smart doorbell alerting him to suspicious activity outside his home. The 52-year-old was shocked when he realised that the suspicious activity was actually a celestial light show in the night sky.

The doorbell camera footage shows the meteor streaking across the sky before exploding into a fireball.

"I was in bed and was about to go to sleep when my phone pinged. I couldn't believe it," said Mr Rogers to Metro News.

"I've seen shooting stars before but never a meteor. I thought it's definitely not a firework, it was too bright for that. The whole horizon was lit up and there was no sound," the Derby resident added.

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According to BBC, experts at the National Space Centre in Leicester said the natural phenomenon captured was probably a bolide - a large meteor and often extremely bright meteor which explodes in the atmosphere.

Rob Dawes, chairman of nearby Sherwood Observatory, said: "Mr Rogers was very lucky to get such a nice bright one. But you'd be surprised how many of these do come into the atmosphere at any time of year."

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