Eyewitnesses saw the one-off event in West London, but it was visible across the British sky

In incredible scenes that are rarely captured, a meteor penetrated the earth’s atmosphere and burned itself into a ball of fire

The “breathtaking” spectacle was captured on video surveillance equipment ringing doorbells across the UK at around 9amSunday 28th March February, 55 p.m.

Some people described the moment as a “shooting star” and were overwhelmed by the once in a lifetime experience

Shane Mann from London tweeted his delight and wrote: “I just saw a #meteor burn across the sky in West London. Breathtaking

The phenomenon that meteors burn into fireballs is caused when large stones that move at great speed enter the earth’s atmosphere

The great sight happens many times a year, but mostly over the oceans, far from people’s home video surveillance

According to the Daily Express, the UK’s Meteor Network, which monitors meteor sightings in the UK, tweeted, “It looks like a lot of people in the UK and Ireland saw the 9:55 #fireball #meteor

“From the two videos we saw that it is a slowly moving meteor with clearly visible fragmentation”

Maria Morrison tweeted, “I’m sorry, has anyone just seen a meteor or fireball flying through the sky? ???

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Tom Munns, an engagement and social media producer, shared a clear video with fellow Twitter users showing the meteor shooting over the roof of a house

A Twitter user shared footage received with his doorbell camera, commenting, “My doorbell got a great picture of the rock coming in tonight”

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