Mystery of Somerset 'meteor' still no closer to being solved
Mystery still surrounds the origin of a fireball-like object photographed in the sky above a nature reserve in Somerset.
Wildlife photographer Annie Henderson took the photos over the Avalon Marshes nature reserve at Shapwick Heath on February 6.
In the pictures, the distant light appears to be burning with flaming gases shooting off its form.
After first appearing on This is Somerset on Friday, the photos have become a worldwide talking point online over the weekend.
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The story later appeared on the Mail Online, with more than 150 visitors leaving comments.
Some believe it was a meteorite similar to the one that hit Russia on Friday morning, injuring more than 900 people.
Less dramatic suggestions include a Chinese lantern, or a firework or miniature rocket.
Other visitors believe it could be a plane with the setting sun reflecting off jet trails, or a satellite burning up on re-entry into the atmosphere.
Annie said: "We were out photographing the starlings at 5.25pm and saw the bright thing in the sky, but thought it was just a high flying plane or a satellite.
"It was only the next morning that I uploaded the pictures on my computer and saw what was on the pictures when I zoomed in."
Annie, who is a wildlife photographer, only had a small lens with her for her Sony DSLR camera.
But she still managed to pick out the strange shape in the sky.
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