Meteor Observed Over Ireland

A multi-coloredOrionid meteor
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Did you see a bright flash in the sky about 12:30am Sunday night?

According to the BBC, a meteor entered the atmosphere over Ireland. Classed as a fireball, (i.e. brighter than Venus in the night sky), it was visible from Donegal to Cork.

As there have only been two meteorites found in Ireland in the 20th century, it would be pretty cool to find this one.

To help find where it may have landed, Astronomy Ireland are looking for witness reports. If you saw this fireball, head over their and fill in their Fireball Report Form.

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