Spectacular dashcam footage captures massive meteor streaking across sky above Europe

The meteor could be seen in countries such as France, Germany and Switzerland on Sunday night

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Spectacular footage from a dashcam in Austria has captured the massive meteorite that was spotted through across Europe over the weekend.

The clip that was filmed by a motorist in Tyrol, Austria shows the bright fireball streaking across the sky as it fell towards the Earth’s surface on Sunday evening.

The meteor was spotted by thousands of people across Europe, with some eyewitnesses saying they saw a “flash, like a lightning bolt” which sounded “like thunder”. According to the American Meteor Society, over 250 reports of sightings came in from countries including Belgium, France and Switzerland.

The meteor could also be seen from Scotland, with one amateur photographer capturing a breathtaking image of the meteor travelling across the night sky over Loch Ness.

Meteor.jpgThe image taken by Highlands tour guide John Alastair Macdonald shows the impressive meteor lighting up the starry sky above Scotland’s famous Loch.

Macdonald described the picture as “pure luck”.

The meteor also played havoc with some of Scotland’s coastguard services, with Stornoway Coastguard saying they received a number of flare reports from local residents.