Video: Suspected meteor lights up night sky
And the moment was captured with this amazing footage, filmed by a driver on his dashboard camera.
It shows a bright light falling from the sky before seemingly exploding and lighting up the skies for a few seconds.
Police were inundated with calls with people reporting seeing a blue, white or green light, and some saying they also heard a rumbling sound.
There is speculation it could have been a meteor or may have been a sonic boom.
And the Met Office ruled out a “weather-related” phenomenon as there were no thunderstorms recorded on Monday night.