So far, no images or video have surfaced of the huge fireball that was reported in the skies over Ireland on February 3, 2010. The Daily Mail posted a video, but it appears to be one from a year ago, maybe earlier. They write that meteorite hunters are on the look-out for fallen space rocks in Ireland, and David Moore of Astronomy Ireland is quoted as saying that meteorites likely landed on Irish soil and not at sea, as many witnesses who saw it along the coast said it was traveling inland.
“This is a huge event,” Moore said, “There’s a good chance we may end up finding this one.”
Witnesses from around the country spotted the fireball around 6 pm local time, but so far not many images or videos have been posted online. The images The Daily Mail posted were not credited and appear to be screen shots from the video.
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Moore said the meteor was traveling at a 100,000 miles per hour, or the equivalent of a small atomic bomb blast in the skies.
If any of our readers from Ireland saw the fireball and/or recorded video or images, send us an email.
Source: The Daily Mail