A photographer said she “couldn’t believe” what she was witnessing as a meteor lit up the night sky.

Krisztina Almasi-Tucknott Arps, 54, from Seaford, captured the stunning footage just before 3am early this morning.

She captured the “beautiful” meteor, known as Sar2667, which was roughly one-metre in size.

It gave a green hue across the sky as it entered the Earth’s atmosphere.

Krisztina said: “I really didn't think I'd see anything. I struggle to get my phone to focus in the dark so didn't expect to capture anything usable.

“I had our roof skylight open and aimed in the easterly direction that the predicted path was, which for me was out over Seaford Bay towards Seaford Head and the English Channel.

“I started my recording at about 2.57am and just waited.

The Argus: The meteor, right, fades away and gives off an orange colour as it burns upThe meteor, right, fades away and gives off an orange colour as it burns up (Image: Krisztina Almasi-Tucknott Arps)

"When the meteor appeared in frame at the predicted 2.59am, I couldn't believe that I was actually witnessing it, and couldn't wait to play it back and show it to my husband.

“I really didn't believe I'd actually managed to capture it.

"I'm just so happy to share the video as it was beautiful, but being at the time it was, many people missed it.”

Krisztina, who is a member of the Royal Photographic Society and Disabled Photographer’s Society, said she could not wait to show her friends.

Sightings were reported as far afield as Cardiff and Paris.

Meteors are objects in space, which range in size from dust grains to small asteroids, that enter the atmosphere at high speed and burn up.

Around 50 meteor sightings were recorded in the skies over the UK last year.