“this spectacular event may have been witnessed by people all over the country”

If you saw a “huge explosion in the skies” last night, and I didn’t, Astronomy Ireland would like to know. Apparently it occurred around 9pm and was visible in west Cork, Kerry, Cavan and as far north as Donegal. Just be thankful it wasn’t Apophis. Or even another Tunguska. [All hail Ogdy! – Ed] Indeed. But it may have looked something like this..