Dr Andy McCrea who is the past president from The Irish Astronomical Association, said last night's sighting was not a meteor storm or shower because "meteor showers last longer".
Members of the public described seeing last night's 'meteor shower' on the ITV News facebook page:
– Kitty Porter
I saw one It was huge.. It was amazing.. White ball with flames behind it, kettlethorpe Wakefield about 11pm.
– Lou Chard Wensley
O.m.g !!!!! I did!!!! It went straight over my house!! It looked like a firework that didn't go out it was weird.
– Diane Robinson
I saw it in burnley wondered what it was it was travelling that fast, shouted of my 13 year old son and we both watched it travel across the sky it was amazing.
Experts say last night's reported meteor shower was most likely caused by space junk.
Dr Tim O'Brien from the Jodrell Bank Observatory told the BBC the burning fireballs reported all over the UK were probably "orbital debris from satellites"
They are still moving fast. They are 18,000 miles an hour, not that slow.
An enthusiastic star watcher in Strathclyde captured this footage of the suspected meteorite shower last night on his phone. He used the opportunity to make a wish, and wished for a new car.
Emergency services were inundated with calls from worried members of the public after suspected meteorites were spotted across the UK, in particular Northern Ireland and Scotland.
This film was captured in Northern Ireland and appears to show a large meteorite flying through the sky and landing nearby.
A suspected meteorite was seen over Glasgow last night. This picture was sent in my one of our viewers who last night at approximately 22.45pm.
Emergency services were inundated with reports from around 11pm, according to The Daily Record.