March 1, 2016 8:14 AM EST

Residents were startled on Monday night when a bright glowing flash, believed to be a meteor, streaked across the sky in northeast Scotland.

Bill Addison shared footage taken from his car’s dashboard camera, which shows a bright fireball shooting through the atmosphere.

Social media users took to Twitter and reported that the suspected meteor made a loud boom as it exploded.

Robert Massey, deputy executive director for the Royal Astronomical Society, told CNN that he believes the object could have been a ‘low-altitude meteor,’ which burned into a fireball.

“If people did see it and it was something like an incoming low-altitude meteor, they can consider themselves lucky,” he told CNN.


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