The meteor was spotted flying over people's homes in Grimsby
© Hayley JensenThe meteor was spotted flying over people's homes in Grimsby
The incredible moment a meteor blazed across the sky of a town in North England was captured on a mum's doorbell camera.

Hayley Jensen, 35, captured the footage of the fireball on her CCTV early on Sunday morning. In the footage, the blazing space rock is seen streaking across the sky at around 5am.

Hayley was leaving the house on her way to a car boot sale when she spotted a bright flashing light in the sky. When she checked the footage from her doorbell camera, she was shocked to see a fiery meteor hurtling over the rooftops.

The mum-of-one said: "It lasted about three seconds. At first I thought it was a firework but it was just a huge ball of light.

"It was orange and left a smoke trail behind it. I really couldn't believe it if I'm honest. We'd just left the house and were on our way to the car boot sale when we saw it.

"When we got to the car boot sale I was really hyped up. I jumped out the car and said to other people 'Did you see it?' No one else had seen it but when I got home in the afternoon I checked my CCTV.

"When I saw it on screen I was screaming 'Oh my god, I've actually got it on CCTV'."

Hayley posted the video on Facebook and asked others if they had witnessed the meteor.

She said: "No one else in Grimsby had seen it but someone in Middlesbrough said they'd seen it about a minute after me. I've seen shooting stars before because me and my daughter sometimes lie in the back garden and look for them.

"We've seen a few before but this was nothing like a shooting star. The video was absolutely amazing, but seeing it with my naked eye was even more amazing. I've seen people commenting to say it must have been big for it to come through on the video."

Earlier this year Scientists admitted they completely missed a massive asteroid which narrowly avoided hitting the Earth until two days after it passed by. Dubbed 2023 NT1, the 200-foot wide space rock sneaked by our planet on July 13 at 50,000mph without anyone having a clue it was there.

It was only spotted two days later, by which time it had already zoomed on its way, by astronomers in South Africa who were part of the Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System (ATLAS). The asteroid's approach, roughly halfway between the Earth and the Moon , was hidden by the glare of the Sun.