Saturday 24 August 2019

WATCH: Did you see the giant meteor that passed over Ireland last night? Newsdesk Newsdesk

People around Ireland were dumbstruck last night when a giant meteor lit up the sky around the country.

People from different counties were tweeting about their encounter last night, with sightings confirmed in Clare, Dublin, Meath and Managhan.

One amateur astronomer got a great video of the phenomenon, which seems to show the meteor exploding into bright light at one point.

Michael O'Connell posted the video online saying that the meteor is most likely a 'northern Taurid'.

Astronomy Ireland is encouraging people who spotted the fireball to fill out a form online.

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