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Fail: Reporter Laments Lack of Meteors Despite One Streaking Behind Him

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"I must admit I was oblivious..."

Right place, right time, but looking the wrong way.

It must not have been Mark Thompson's night. The BBC reporter got stuck reporting on meteor shower during a cloudy night for the show "Stargazing Live." Naturally, he couldn't seem to find any meteors. In fact, he even started complaining to studio hosts that there's "not much to be seen at the moment." There's just one problem: seconds before uttering those words, a bright meteor can be seen streaking across his right shoulder (about six seconds into the video below):

The Daily Mail says the hosts eventually informed Thompson of what happened:

Host duo Dara O'Briain and Brian Cox revisited the gaffe later on in the show  when viewers had emailed and tweeted in to tell show producers what they had missed.

O'Briain confirmed the shooting star was in fact a meteor from the Quadrantid meteor shower.

He then crossed back over to an embarrassed Mr Thompson, who admitted his blunder.

He said: 'I must admit I was oblivious to it, I think I'm probably the only person in the entire country who didn't see it.'

(H/T: Gamma Squad via FARK)

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