AN artist says she feels "so privileged" to witness a meteor heading over Malvern - and not for the first time.

Glynis Dray, of Malvern Wells, viewed the spectacle in the sky last Friday at around 7.30pm, more than 10 years after seeing one when walking out of Malvern Cube in 2013.

The 71-year-old said: "I was on the phone to my friend and was stood on the doorstep. It was an amazing sight.

"It was brilliant white with a hint of bluish green in its trail.

"It was as if someone had thrown a massive snowball over me as it came over the house and over the hills.

"It sounds dramatic and it was dramatic. It was my second time seeing one.

"They called it a fireball which is a very bright meteor.

"Being an artist, I have done a painting of what I saw from memory. It took two hours. I wasn't able to take a picture within two seconds!

"I felt so privileged to share this brief astronomical moment in time.

"It didn't look much higher than the jets that go over here. It felt close but it wasn't. It is a strange illusion.

"It looked like it would hit the hills but it didn't."

Glynis has always had an interest in sky gazing and hails from Farnborough in Hampshire, described as the birthplace of British aviation.

She has lived in the Malvern area for 34 years now and still works as an artist.

Glynis added: "Apparently the meteors can go at 40 miles per second. It would have got down to Devon, where it was also seen, in a matter of seconds."

In 2013, she saw a fireball and described it to the Malvern Gazette as "an amazing sight, something like a comet with a long white tail".

Several thousand meteors of fireball magnitude occur in the earth's atmosphere each day.

But the vast majority of these occur over the oceans and uninhabited regions while a good many are masked by daylight.

A meteor is a streak of light in the sky caused by a meteoroid crashing through earth's atmosphere.

Meteoroids are lumps of rock or iron that orbit the sun and most are small fragments of rock created by asteroid collisions.

Comets also create meteoroids as they orbit the sun and shed dust and debris.