Witnesses have described watching a green-tinged meteor flash across the evening sky in Lancashire.
The "fireball" shot over England and Wales in a northerly direction at around 9.45pm last night.
Experts believe the meteor might have formed from debris from Halley's Comet.
Many observers took to Twitter to report the phenomenon with sightings apparently recorded in Lancashire, Cornwall, Hampshire, Wales and Worcestershire.
Reports suggested the meteor crossed Britain from the South East towards the North West.
The Met Office has issued a weather warning from midnight tonight to midnight tomorrow for heavy rain. This should reach Cheshire area by 6pm this evening and Cumbria by 10 to 11pm. Strong winds accompany the rain, gusts 45mph over hills tonight and tomorrow.