“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..

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  • Rory Carr

    Begobs, Pete, I very definitely ‘saw a “huge explosion in the skies” last night’ but I just assumed it was as a result of Herself lurking behind the pantry door and swinging the frying pan round me lug-hole as I attempted (unsuccessfully) a quiet entrance after midnight.

  • Pigeon Toes


    Post subject: Update on huge explosion in the skies over IrelandPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:08 pm

    Time warp????

  • Pigeon Toes


    “Fireballs are quite rare and the brighter they are the rarer it is to see them so you were very lucky to have seen such a bright fireball. If the fireball was brighter than the Full Moon then it is well worth looking for a meteorite (the part that survives the fall to Earth). Only 2 were found on this island in the 20th century:1969 across Northern Ireland and 1999 in County Carlow.”

    And now two in the space of 5 months, that is indeed odd.

  • Gréagoir O Frainclín

    Wow, what great footage!

    “War of the Worlds” come to mind and Jeff Wayne’s music.