Did you see the ‘giant fireball’ over the east of the country tonight?

Daragh Brophy
Did you see the ‘giant fireball’ over the east of the country tonight?

Astronomy ireland is appealing for anyone who spotted what’s being described as a ‘giant fireball’ over the east of the country tonight to get in touch.

The group — and the newsroom here at TheJournal.ie — has received several reports of the phenomenon.

And AI’s David Moore said that by the sounds of what’s being described, it could mean the start of a meteorite-hunt.

“Some of the reports are saying it was ‘brighter than the full moon’ and that’s positive, because it indicates it may be able to survive the burning-up entry process,” Moore said.

The group has so far received six reports about the fireball — the majority in Dublin, one in Louth and one from Northern Ireland.

Meanwhile, BBC Northern Ireland is also reporting several sightings of ”a fireball as bright as the moon”.

So…

Anyone spot it?

Let us know at news@thejournal.ie, or fill out a ‘fireball’ report over at the Astronomy Ireland website.

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