Meteors generally explode in the sky without causing any harm. (Photo Credit: Representative Image)
The doorbell camera of man in United Kingdom’s Derby captured a celestial light show in the night sky. The owner of the house, who is reported to be Gary Rogers, 52, received a text from his smart doorbell alerting him about a suspicious activity outside his home. The camera footage shows the meteor rushing across the sky before exploding into a bright fireball, reports Metro News.
To quote Rogers, "I was in bed and was about to go to sleep when my phone pinged. I couldn’t believe it."
According to BBC, experts at National Space Centre in Leicester are of the view that the natural phenomenon captured was probably a bolide - a large meteor and often extremely bright meteor which explodes in the atmosphere.
In general, Meteors enter into Earth's atmosphere and explode in the sky without causing any harm whatsoever. However, sometimes they survive their journey into the Earth’s atmosphere and land on the planet as meteorites –causing huge damage.
There’s a major misconception among enthusiasts regarding meteor showers and according to it one should focus on a certain part of the sky to see shooting stars.
However, the fact is that meteors arrive in all areas of the sky, not just near the radiant point. Stargazers should watch meteor showers in areas away from the beaming Moon.