I was on my way home from work, just coming into nearby village, it seemed to be coming head on to me, and at first i thought it was the landing light of an aircraft, as Sherburn airfields just by, but it got brighter and brighter, then as it 'passed' me, it was breaking up! About 30sec later i'd managed to stop the car and get out, and i could still see it breaking up on the horizon! Went east to west from my view, to the north of me, here in Yorkshire
Ive NEVER seen a meteor/bolide that bright and slow, i recon that was a re-entering satellite!
From posts so far, it passed over the uk somewhere over the north penines/dales/cumbria.
To me it looked like a plane at 1000ft in sherburns circuit, about 1mile from where i was, so if anyone can extrapolate that angle to the likely height it really was, they'l be able to find what part of the UK it was directly over!
I've just seen another one this time heading north west to south west and slightly different as much higher and the white streak type.
@ Lance private the first one was a number of gold streaks a bit like the display from a firework but travelling horizontally. The second one was similar to the photo across Scotland with the pylons in your link.