Fireball Over Dublin

The value of looking up. Big lights in the Dublin sky!

I was just outdoors – around 19:36 GMT, when I saw a large fireball right over Dublin, travelling in an West-East direction, about 85° from the southern horizon… it burned out in a couple of seconds, but it lit up the sky momentarily. I thought it was about 1/8 – 1/10 (conservative estimate) of the moon’s luminosity, and there seemed to be a flash of colour – yellow or orange. The sky was almost clear, but it was hard to make out stars due to light pollution… more as I hear about it!

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Writer, photographer, environmental campaigner and "known troublemaker" Dave Walsh is the founder of, described both as "possibly the most arrogant and depraved website to be found either side of the majestic Shannon River", and "the nicest website circulating in Ireland". Half Irishman, half-bicycle. He lives in southern Irish city of Barcelona.