The meteor and its flaming tail are clearly visible in the top of the screenshot
© Reddit u/Jackster2
The meteor and its flaming tail are clearly visible in the top of the screenshot
Crystal-clear dashcam footage shows a meteor burning in the skies above England.

In the clip, recorded on Friday (October 15) at about 9:18pm in Leicester, a fireball hurtles towards the ground and is outlined dramatically against the black night sky.

The meteor is so visible you can see the fiery tail streaking behind it as it burns in Earth's atmosphere.

Since it was uploaded on Reddit last night by u/Jackster21 the footage has been watched thousands of times and people were impressed.


One user said: "Congratulations you are privileged to see this, you will remember this."

A second commented: "The Draconids and Orionids Meteor showers happen in October. So it might have been from those asteroids!"

Someone else wrote: "We saw one over Bedford at a similar time. There must be a few about."

"My partner and I saw this while we were driving in Sheffield," shared another user.

Someone else joked it might be a UFO or aliens, writing: "You see a shooting star, I see the beginning of an invasion."

The Draconids are a short-lived meteor shower and, this year, they appeared at nightfall and peaked on October 8.

Meanwhile, Orionid meteors are visible between about October 2 to November 7 when Earth is passing through the stream of debris left behind by Comet Halley.

Orionid sightings are expected to peak on October 21 which the day after the full moon, which may hamper visibility because of its brightness.

This comes after a woman was almost killed after a meteor crashed onto her pillow allegedly "inches from her head".

"I just jumped up and turned on the light, I couldn't figure out what the heck had happened," said Ruth Hamilton.

Ruth called the police and the object was later confirmed to be a space rock, billions of years old.