The UK Meteor Observation Network has received reports of a bright fireball meteor being seen over much of the England, Scotland, Wales and parts of Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands slightly after 9.55 pm GMT on Sunday 28 February. These are typically caused by pieces of rock burning up in the atmosphere, but can be the result of man-made space-junk burning up on re-entry.
The object was seen moving from east to west over Herefordshire, Worcestershire, and Warwickshire, apparently entering the atmosphere somewhere over eastern Herefordshire, and exploding in an airburst (an explosion caused by superheating from friction with the Earth's atmosphere, which is greater than that caused by simply falling, due to the orbital momentum of the asteroid) near Leamington Spa.
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