Meteor shower spotted across the Northwest

People from across the Northwest have reported seeing bright objects in the night sky, thought to be meteors.

The trail of fragments passed across the sky at about 10.55pm with sightings reported from Donegal, Derry, Sligo and across the rest of Ireland and Britain and as far away as as The Netherlands.

Malin Head Coastguard took calls from people who saw the objects from Donegal and Derry.

A spokesperson said dozens of people reported seeing bright orange lights.

David Moore from Astonomy Ireland said it's a rare sight for people to see:

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