Is this a meteor in skies above Doncaster? UFO spotted over town centre

A mysterious object has been spotted falling from the skies over Doncaster this morning.

Thursday, 6th February 2020, 1:09 pm
Updated Thursday, 6th February 2020, 1:09 pm

The unidentified object was spotted falling from the sky to the ground at about 11.15am this morning.

The woman who witnessed it, but has declined to be named, took the photo from Sandbeck House in the town centre looking towards Hyde Park.

She said: “Just saw it and I’m pretty sure it wasn’t a plane.

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Is this a meteor in the skies above Doncaster?
Is this a meteor in the skies above Doncaster?

“I couldn’t see a plane or anything so no idea what it was.

“I was just wondering if anyone else maybe saw it and knew what it was. It was moving almost in a straight line from the sky to the ground.”

It comes just a few days after a stargazer filmed the moment a meteor 'exploded' over his Yorkshire home on Monday night.

Aidan Patten captured the incredible footage on the doorbell security camera of his house in Burley-in-Wharfedale, West Yorkshire.

There was a flurry of meteor sightings submitted from all over the UK and Europe at the same time.

Reports began in Norfolk and Suffolk before moving up to Lincolnshire. There were then several sightings in the Netherlands, Germany and Kelso in Scotland.

After Aidan's sighting, there were then further reports from Scotland, Luton, Gateshead, Keyningham in East Yorkshire, Ainthorpe near Scarborough, Northumberland, Pockley in Ryedale and Redcar on the North Sea coast.

A meteor - also known as a shooting star - is a glowing meteoroid, comet or asteroid passing through the Earth's atmosphere.