A KIDLINGTON woman got a shock when she captured a huge green meteor streaking through the sky on her doorbell camera.

Sandi Cotton, 57, was scrolling on her phone when a notification came up from her doorbell camera at 12.40 am. 

The company director, from The Moors, was shocked when she opened the video and saw a brilliant flash of light streaking across the sky.

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Oxford Mail: Meteor captured by Oxfordshire woman by chance on doorbell camera.Meteor captured by Oxfordshire woman by chance on doorbell camera.

She said: “It was so exciting because I knew it was something very abnormal. I got the motion notification and I thought, that shouldn’t be there. I live near an airfield, but I knew right away that it wasn’t a plane.

“I emailed my sister straight away and said what is this, although she was sensibly asleep.

“I’ve never seen anything like it in my life. I thought, I have to share this"

On whether she has captured anything else exciting on her doorbell camera, she said this would be the first time. 

She said: "Normally you just get local wildlife like foxes and badgers and of course people."

Reports of the fireball came in from across England and Wales on Thursday night, with a striking shot captured over the Bristol Channel where it is rumoured to have landed in.

Oxford Mail: Meteor captured at 12.39 on May 13, 2022. Image: UK Fireball Network / Global Fireball ObservatoryMeteor captured at 12.39 on May 13, 2022. Image: UK Fireball Network / Global Fireball Observatory

Preliminary data from  UK Meteor Network suggests it landed in Bristol/Somerset area, founder Richard Kacerek saying: "Cameras picked up a very large meteor event that we call a fireball, a very bright meteor entering Earth's atmosphere over Somerset."

"Visually it was quite spectacular, with a green colour [with the] different colours usually pointing to the composition of the meteoroid."

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This story was written by Shosha Adie

She joined the team in 2022 as a digital reporter.   

To get in touch with her email: Shosha.Adie@newsquest.co.uk

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