Video: Footage shows 'fireball' streaking across the sky in Galway


A meteor that was reportedly visible across large parts of the west coast last night has been spotted on the dashcam of a man in Galway.

Brian MacGabhann posted the video to his Facebook page and it quickly found its way to the Astronomy Ireland page as they asked people for footage or sightings of the incident.

Reports of the fireball have come in to the Astronomy Ireland page from all over the west coast of Ireland, with people claiming to have seen it from around 5pm onwards.

There was even one reported sighting in Belfast.

Now the hunt is on to find whatever fell to earth after the piece of space rock passed through the atmosphere.

Astronomy Ireland hope that by matching up the times and locations of the sightings they can track down the potentially valuable find.