Fireworks and comet light up the sky

Gazette reader Rob Eland's picture of the meteor seen over Blackpool

Gazette reader Rob Eland's picture of the meteor seen over Blackpool

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THOUSANDS of people gathered on Blackpool Promenade last night to witness how they do it Down Under.

The second event in the Blackpool Fireworks Championships saw Howard & Sons Fireworks of Australia put on an awe-inspiring show following the disappointment of last week’s French display being cancelled due to high winds.

And the Aussies were cheered on by the crowd who had braved the chilly night to watch the proceeding.

The fireworks were not the only thing to light up the sky last night.

Social networking website Twitter was awash with reports of a meteor spotted in the heavens above the Fylde coast and reader Rob Eland sent in his picture of the astral phenomenon above Blackpool Business Park.