‘Huge’ green New Year fireball spotted in skies above Tayside

A ‘huge’ green New Year’s Eve fireball was spotted in the skies above Tayside.

The meteor was sighted the length and breadth of the UK on Monday just after 5.30pm, with locals in Dundee and Perthshire among those left awestruck.

Footage of the meteor from across the UK, uploaded by: the UK Meteor Observation Network Youtube, Jim Rowe – top left; Martin Kempson – Twitter, top right; the Evening Express Youtube via Charlie Western, bottom left; and Graftin Geeza, Youtube – bottom right.

The UK Meteor Observation Network (UKMON) said almost 600 people had recorded seeing the fireball.

A statement from the group said: “Very large fireball meteor event was spotted over UK on 31 December 2017 at 5.33pm.

“UKMON received over 570 public reports. Many observers reported green colour and fragmentation at the end. The meteor was apparently moving quite slowly.”

Physicist and TV star Professor Brian Cox took to Twitter to find out more about the meteor.

The fireball was apparently very visible across Dundee and Perthshire, with these locals taking to Twitter to share sightings of it:

Footage of the meteor has also been uploaded to Youtube and Twitter by a number of people: