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Green-tinged meteor spotted over Lancashire

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.

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