A glowing object which streaked across the skies above Wexford has left locals baffled.
The suspected meteor was spotted in the South East travelling in a westerly direction around 10 pm on Wednesday night.
Other sightings have been reported in Scotland, Wales, Waterford, Clare and Donegal - where one Twitter user reported having heard a large bang after it blazed across the night's sky.
Taking to Twitter, Gavin Sunderland from Bunclody in Co. Wexford posted this stunning footage of the object in question. You can watch it below...
Spotted in Bunclody, Wexford! Did you manage to shed any light on the situation? 😉 No really I do wanna know too… pic.twitter.com/acymwrHUjz
— Gavin Sunderland (@gav_sunderland) September 14, 2022
While the nature of the object has yet to be confirmed, the UK Met Office is investigating the possibility of it being a meteor or space debris.
Speaking on BBC Radio Scotland, science communicator at the Glasgow Science Centre Steve Owens said the "brilliant fireball" was unusual due to its duration in the skies above Scotland and Ireland.
“It was incredible", he said. "I was sitting in my living room at exactly 10 o’clock last night and saw out of the window due south this brilliant fireball, this meteor streaking across the sky, and I could tell that it was something special because I could see through the broken cloud: it wasn’t perfectly visible, I could see that it was fragmenting, breaking apart, there were little bits coming off it.”
— Vanessa (@_vangal) September 14, 2022
According to Steve Owens, it's possible the mystery object made landfall intact, joking that "finding it would be the challenge."