A huge flash of white light was reportedly seen from as far south as Stirling to Aberdeenshire, Moray and as far north as Portmahomack.
Driving Instructor, Bill Addison from Buckie, took this amazing footage of the celestial event on his cars dashcam.
A huge flash of bright light that illuminated the skies over the north of Scotland on Monday night was probably an “exploding meteor”.
Thousands of people spotted the “big white flash” as far afield as Inverness, Forres, Kinloss, Laurencekirk and even Lumphanan at about 6.45pm.
People took to social media just to check they were not the only ones who had seen it, and described it lighting up the sky “like daylight”.
Many reported it had been followed by about 10 seconds of “massive rumbling” that even caused buildings to shake.
Torcuill Torrance, of the Aberdeen Astronomical Society, said it had most likely been an exploding meteor. He said: “The highest probability is that there has been an exploding meteor which has entered the atmosphere, heated up a lot and exploded.
“This took place at 6.45pm and 46 seconds.
“It must have been a fair size to have been heard.”
Gerry Gaitens, of Highlands Astronomical Society, did not spot the spectacle but suggested it may have been a low-lying star.
He said: “One regular culprit is Sirius, the brightest star in the sky which can confuse people particularly as it is quite low to the south.
“The fact that it is fairly low means that its light comes through the thickest part of the atmosphere, which in turn causes the star to scintillate, producing flashes of colour in the process.
“Jupiter is also low in the sky just now, and it is also quite a bright object.”