A meteorite traveling with the force of a small nuclear weapon blazed across the sky in Ireland Wednesday and crashed inland.
Astronomy Ireland says the fireball, which was traveling at 100,000 miles per hour, was spotted at about 6 p.m.
The meteorite - which eyewitnesses said was the same size as a small desk - was seen by people up and down the country.
Astronomy Ireland say they have reports that the meteorite landed in a field near Crimlin in Cavan.
David Moore, of Astronomy Ireland, said: "This is a huge event."
Moore said he did not believe that the meteorite crashed at sea because eye-witnesses were facing inland when they saw it.
One eye-witness in Kildare said he thought the meteorite was a plane crash.