CCTV footage appears to show 'meteor' flying through East Lothian night sky

The sight was caught on CCTV camera.

By Elsa Maishman
Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 11:45 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 12:18 pm

An East Lothian woman has caught a 'meteor' in the sky above her house on CCTV footage.

Maggie Elliot, 32, caught the 'once-in-a-lifetime' clip in the skies above Haddington around 11.30pm on Monday night.

The video shows a bright green light appear in the top left corner of the screen and move through the sky behind Ms Elliot's home.

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The 'meteor' was spotted in Haddington.

Full-time mum Ms Elliot was at home clearing up after a dinner party with neighbours when her CCTV monitoring system notified her of movement on the screen.

She rushed to check what it was, having recently installed the system due to problems with car theft in the area.

But instead of the human figures she expected to see, the cameras had alerted her to activity much further away.

"It's a once-in-a-lifetime thing, I'm going to keep the video forever," said Ms Elliot.

"I'm going to keep the video forever."

Ms Elliot said neither her nor her neighbours heard any noise to suggest the light was a firework.

"I've been googling it all day, and there have been meteor sightings all over the UK," said Ms Elliot.

"I didn't sleep over it, I was googling meteors."

The UK Meteor Network received 40 reports of fireballs across the UK on Monday night.

Several Twitter users in Scotland and the Scottish borders reported seeing the same green light on the UK Meteor Network post.