A meteor was spotted flying over the Isle of Wight on Monday night, according to reports on Facebook.

The Met Office received reports of a "massive orange, red ball of fire" - seen widely over England and Wales - amid social media comments that it crossed over the Island.

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The object was described as "much bigger, brighter and longer than a shooting star."

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It was seen just after 8pm.

A meteoroid is a small rocky or metallic body in outer space.

Meteoroids are defined as objects significantly smaller than asteroids, ranging in size from grains to objects up to a meter wide.