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Meteor suspected as mystery flash lights up Scottish sky


March 2, 2016

LONDON (AP) — Scientists say a meteor was the cause of a bright flash of light reported by people across Scotland and northern England.

Police in Scotland said the force began receiving calls about 6:55 p.m. Monday, with people reporting a loud bang, a sudden blue, green or white light or a fireball in the sky.

Several drivers caught the sudden flash and streak of light on their dashboard cameras. Driving instructor Bill Addison said it looked like “a bright, electric blue spark.”

“I thought it was a plane coming down at first, but it was moving too fast,” he said.

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