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Around 6pm local time, February 3 2009, a large fireball was seen in the evening skies over Ireland. First video of the blazing meteor can be seen above.
Reports are coming in that the “desk-sized” meteor may have landed in a field. It may be a piece of a larger object that exploded in the atmosphere, scattering debris over the country.
“I saw the ball of fire just above the trees. I rang the emergency services. I thought it was a helicopter.”
– Local caller
UPDATE: The video above is most likely false….at least it does not show the meteor over Ireland from February 3. I have searched the net for any images or video of the meteor and haven’t found anything yet, although Irish news sites are actively asking readers to submit their photos so hopefully some will surface soon. Regardless, there was a very bright meteor that lit up the evening skies and attracted a lot of attention yesterday, the RTE broadcast footage can be seen here.
UPDATE: Video has been removed by the user….to which I say “good”. 😉