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A couple from Enborne were startled by a bright light as they drove home in the early hours today (Thursday).

Kevin and Johanna Stubberfield were taken by surprise when the sky lit up for a few brief seconds as they neared their home just past Enborne Primary School.

Mr Stubberfield, 60, had picked his wife up from the station and was driving along the quiet country lane when the astronomical phenomenon occurred.

Dashcam captures meteor over Enborne
Dashcam captures meteor over Enborne

Mrs Stubberfield, 48, said: "I was asleep so only caught the end of it, but Kevin woke me up because he was so surprised."

At first, Mr Stubberfield thought somebody had driven up close behind them with their headlights on full beam.

"Kevin had no idea what it was and we didn't know what the dashcam footage would show until we got home," said Mrs Stubberfield.

Kevin and Johanna Stubberfield
Kevin and Johanna Stubberfield

The couple, who run an online plumbing parts business out of Ball Hill called Fix the Bog, soon realised that the moment had been caught on their dashcam.

Mrs Stubberfield said: "All we could see was bright green to start with, we think because the brightness of the meteor was too much for the camera, then all of a sudden we saw the streak of the meteor as clearly as anything.

"It was incredible."

Watch the meteor here:

The couple's three dogs were also clearly unsettled.

"When we got in the dogs were really restless and woke up again 10 minutes later. It's not like them at all, we think it must have affected them in some way."



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