David Moore, editor of Astronomy Ireland magazine, told the Irish Times that the meteor, which experts say was probably around the size of a car, may have produced the same energy of a World War 2 atomic bomb. He said his organization received hundreds of reports of the fireball.
“It was most likely a rock from space exploding in the atmosphere, we’re still trying to gauge how big it was and where it might have landed,” said Moore.
“If you were in space looking down, you would have seen Ireland lit up for a few seconds. People in urban areas with their lights on watching their TVs with windows facing the right direction have reported seeing it.