Over the weekend quite a few people in England got a start when they looked up at the night sky and saw a big, bright object whizzing by. Calls to police were made. It was described as very bright. One said it looked like a fireball. It is supposed that it could have been a meteor.
Here is a picture by Jake Ross, the Telgragh.uk that I think was what was seen. It is called Shooting Star.
It used to be that when people saw Halley’s Comet, they were afraid. Some have pooh poohed their fear. There have been cases when meteors have crashed to ground and made a fearsome sound. I think that would scare me and if I saw something bright going across the sky, I’d ne nervous.
Here is a picture of the path of Halley’s comet. It comes by Earth every 75 to 76 years.
This is a picture Of Halley’s comet in 1986, in Australia.