A BIZARRE video of a green light that lit up the West Yorkshire night sky has gone viral.
Footage of the emerald illumination shooting through the sky above Wakefield was posted to YouTube.
The clip has been watched more than 1.5 million times since it was shot on the night of New Year’s Day.
James Javens, 22, and his friend Ryan Butterworth, 20, captured the light on film as they walked through Eastmoor.
Now people from all over the world have seen the clip chipping in with what they think it could be.
James told the Wakefield Express: “It was flying across the sky so fast but luckily we had a phone to hand and were able to catch it on film.
“The video has gone viral. We are hoping to find out from an expert what it is.
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“It was an absolutely amazing sight. It was a big, bright green light, and it flew across the sky. It was travelling really fast and for a really long time.”
Professor Brian Cox tweeted: “Quite a few people saying they saw a meteor over the North of England this evening – anyone else? Sounds like a bright one.”
The UK Meteor Network also said on Twitter that the International Meteor Organization received more than 700 reports of a fireball on December 31 at around 5.35pm.
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