00.06 Friday 22nd September: A reader has just emailed: ‘Did anybody else see the meteor that streaked across the sky around 23.00 Friday night?
‘It travelled NE to SW, was white then cream and green in colour. I have never seen anything like it in many years of amateur sky gazing.
‘Seemingly reports have been face-booked from Glasgow and the west. Hope others have seen this – even beats the news from Easdale Island.
‘It reminded me of the break-up of one of the Apollo missions, sadly. Hope others saw this – just unbelievable. Followed by a yellow smaller, intense shooting star around 23.30. Hope you saw these.’
Editor’s update: It seems a meteor shower was seen along the coast of Northern Ireland last night.