Meteor pictured in the skies of Leeds as residents describe 'huge bang' on Sunday night

This is the first picture of a meteor spotted in the skies of Leeds on Sunday night - thought to be the origin of a 'huge bang' heard by residents across the city.

Monday, 1st March 2021, 6:43 am

Brad Caslin, 22, took the photograph of the meteor flashing across the night sky shortly after 9pm last night.

Just minutes later, hundreds of residents took to social media to speculate about a loud noise heard all over the city.

Brad, a cleaner, said he saw the meteor in the skies of Seacroft before it 'burnt out'.

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The picture taken over Seacroft on Sunday night Credit: Brad Caslin

Similar sightings of meteors were spotted across the UK last night by thousands of social media users.

Many took to Leedsplace forum to discuss the origin of the huge bang heard in Leeds.

One said: "It shook my house! No idea what it was."

Another added: "It sounded like something had exploded. My children heard it first, it was so loud."

Meanwhile, the UK Meteor Network tweeted: "Looks like a lot of people in the UK and Ireland saw the 9:55 #fireball #meteor The reports are flooding in, 120 so far and counting. From the two videos we saw it was a slow moving meteor with clearly visible fragmentation.

The network have tweeted a number of meteor sightings across the UK in the last week, including in Surrey, England.

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