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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:
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"
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.