Massive fireball spotted streaking across Horsham skies
Many described it as being ‘huge’, ‘spectacular’, ‘very low’and ‘scary.’ One person said it looked like it was going to land on the Co-op in Cowfold.
Another said: “I've just seen the biggest brightest shooting star ever! It had a big fat glowing orange fire tail and it looked so close.”
And another announced: “It left a huge orange trail.”
Some speculated that the sighting could have been the Virgin rocket launch in Cornwall, but that did not take place until later in the night.
And the Met Office confirmed that a meteor had been spotted after scores of people across the country reported what they had seen.