CCTV captures moment meteor explodes over Swansea

The CCTV shows a meteor exploding in the sky above Swansea Credit: Mark Statham

A man from Swansea captured the moment a meteor lit up the sky above his house.

The moment was caught on CCTV at the home of Mark Statham in the Parc Gwernfadog estate, Cwmrhydyceirw, Swansea.

Mark captured the moment on CCTV Credit: Mark Statham

The 47-year-old first thought it was a firework when he checked the footage taken at 1:45am on May 20, but after sending the clip to the UK Meteor Network they confirmed that it was, in fact, a meteor.

''I had not seen anything like that in the past.'' Mark said.

''It was quite surprising really, I'm guessing it has come into the atmosphere at a time of day where by chance it was visible.''