STARgazers across Oxfordshire have told of the awe of seeing a green-tinged meteor flash across the evening sky.

The object, believed to have formed from the debris of Halley’s Comet, shot north over England and Wales at about 9.45pm on Wednesday.

It was spotted in Long Hanborough among other places.

Gemma Morgan, who lives in the village, said: “It was amazing. It was huge, so it was definitely in the atmosphere.”

Residents also took to twitter to talk about the phenomenon.

Joanne Rosser tweeted: “Saw the meteor about 9.50 last night. Thought it was a green firework at first.”

Space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock said the meteor’s size was unusual, adding: “It seems this one was particularly large and particularly bright, which is why it’s caught so much attention.

“It’s quite likely to be part of the Eta Aquarids, which is the debris left by Halley’s Comet.”

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