Meteors - Your eyewitness reports!

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Chicago Sighting

My boyfriend and I were on the deck of my apartment, in Chicago and the first one we saw was at 9:25pm. They came three minutes apart and there were four of them. They came out of the sky like balls of Fire then eventually fizzling out. The video I have shows almost like a barrier that the ball of fire tried to get close to but couldn't. It looks like a cloud but acted as a forcefield. A few weeks ago I saw three black helicopters with NO lights on it flying through the sky. Something is going on.

Bright light like a star July 26,2016 5:00 AM

I'm from Pakistan i say a star moving very fast in the sky today(5AM) july 26,2016 

What was that


I was out walking the dogs last night (about 9pm) when I saw a large ball of fire streak across the sky. This was followed by a loud explosion sound (to the West) about 20 seconds later.  Does anyone know what this was? I can't find any reports of this on the news.

Fireball on 25 July 2016

Three observers viewed a bright meteor travelling from East to West about 60 degrees altitude in the Southern sky at 8-58 PM 25 July 2016 from the Alexandra Airport, Central Otago Very bright and greenish breaking into red pieces at the end. A minute or so later a clear "boom" was heard followed by a low rumble which lasted for at least a minute. At the time, the Aurora was being photographed and the foreground and snow on the Old Man Range are lit up in the resulting picture. May have been a Delta Aquarid meteor judging by the path.

Sonic Boom over Southland

About nine last night we heard a boom which gave us all (inside) a real start.  We live in a valley, 50 km north of Gore, which may have amplified the sound.  Perhaps we need to be looking around for some space junk today!


In Roxburgh Otago. Heard an enormous bang arond 9 last night. Very scary.  On our Facebook notice bord this morning over 100 coments saying others heard it from Beaumont to  Roxburgh.  Someone said they saw a meteir. Can you confirm that this is was it was.

Meteor or space junk

Was taking photos of the aurora at hoopers inlet near Dunedin and saw a bright slowish moving object in the northern sky at  about 8:59 pm, projecting  north, was burning up for approx 5-8 seconds so was longer than other ones I have seen. Disintergrated into peices. Due to its slowish speed I wonder if it was more space junk? Spectacular. Also saw numerous shooting stars and the aurora with the naked eye.

Meteor above Waimate

Big ball with tail. Lasted about 5seconds moving from east to west. More than your ordinary shooting star. Very spectacular.


Seen from Tuatapere,Southland tonight was what I thought was a shooting star that then burst into fire half way through the sky. Freaked the kids out but was very cool to see!

Meteor / space junk?

at about 9pm tonight over Timaru I saw a large meteor etc heading in a SW direction it grew brighter and brighter until it blew to bits in a bright green flash over the hunter hill / Waimate direction. the trail lasted for a few seconds what I saw anyway. It seemed quite close to earth as well. 

Green flash

Hi. I too saw the very end of this at the same time from Christchurch. White streak of light going down then into a green burst. Glad I'm not seeing things.. haha. 

Ball of fire in Gore skies

Saw in the sky tonight 25/7/2016 around 9pm what I first thought was falling star but too big, burned brighter and then, like an explosion/ball of fire and then dissappeared. In Gore, Southland, NZ.

Large pink orange ball of lights falling from sky looking west

around9pm, NZ very large, falling very rapidly, flashing, disappeared behind Western hills - Dunedin NZ

Meteor? Space junk?

While star gazing in the spa tonight we saw an object falling from the sky like a fireball getting larger then broke into 2 then disentrgrated. Then 30mins later it happened again in a different direction. Never seen anything like it!


Milton- New Zealand

White meteor north of Dunedin

Just seen white meteor heading North West from Dunedin just after 9 pm. Lasted about 5 seconds across the sky. 


I saw a bright orange streak zip across the sky under the moon...about 1:30am in Carrollton, Texas.

I saw a yellow streak go

I saw a yellow streak go across the sky within our atmosphere looked like it was going to crash somewhere almost, maybe I'm crazy but I guess I'm not the only one who saw it. 07/24/2016 Modesto CA 

Maybe it was a comet, I don't know...

At around 1:15am I went out side to smoke a cigarette before bed and I was facing the east and looking up at the moon and then I saw what I think might have been a comet. It was a burst, then it had a tail for a second and then burnt out, but I could see an object for a couple seconds still falling toward earth. I am from Leonard, Texas. 

Orange light in sky

Just saw orange streak in eastern sky by half moon at about 1:15 AM. I live in North Texas.

Lights in formation

My mother had just came in the house saying she had seen 3 lights in formation bolt accross the sky. Just before 11 pm est. Were in Hamilton Ontario Canada


I saw a bright light appeared large then dimished in south eastern sky last night. Saw it twice night before there was a glowing blue light that lit up the horizon  then went out like flashes. Both events occurred around 330 am estate on July 23 2016 at 330am

bright light falling in sky

bright light falling in sky toward ground. In cape cod mass at 8:25pm 

Red fireball over si my

I spotted a red fireball in western sky over SI N,Y on July 23 2016 around 9 :00 pm . Saw one first then two more followed couple minutes later, they started out bright red and sparkly then faded out till they were gone ,very cool anyone else see thanks .


APPROX. 8-9PM TONIGHT, 7/24/16  saw a massive green and white stripe light up the sky and hang there for over 9 seconds. Beautiful!!! I been searching google for anyone else who saw it.  

Intense orange reddish object 25 second transit time

Just saw an oragne oject over WLG at 9:50PM. Initially thought it was an plane but silent. Very high in sky. Continued until out of vision in about 20-25 seconds. Became a more faded shade of orange as it passed. Meteor?



Possible meteor sighting SE of Napier

At approximately 1601 hours tonight I saw a bright, sodium-yellow streak across the sky south-east of Napier city, probably out to see. The arc was of very short duration and appeared to disappear/disintegrate within a couple of seconds.

It was not an aircraft; it was moving far too quickly, was far too bright and seemed to plunge downward.

Possible meteor sighting SE of Napier

At approximately 1601 hours tonight I saw a bright, sodium-yellow streak across the sky south-east of Napier city, probably out to see. The arc was of very short duration and appeared to disappear/disintegrate within a couple of seconds.

It was not an aircraft; it was moving far too quickly, was far too bright and seemed to plunge downward.

White meteor

My son just saw a white meteor with tail from waiheke heading towards rangitoto area

Meteor/Fireball low in central California 7- 23 - 2016

Southwest view from Livermore, CA at about 10:10 - 10:15 PST, moving from southwest to northeast and parallel to low horizon. Whitish blue oval appearing slower (seemingly airplane speed), then began to fade, split in two or three as it went out of my view behind a house - we were in a hot tub!

Around 6pm I saw a bright,

Around 6pm I saw a bright, white meteor/fireball traveling in a south to north direction in the western Manawatu area. Meteor was shaped like a teardrop. It appeared to be incredibly low compared to other meteors I've seen. It broke up with a mixture of yellow and orange colours

Something entering atmosphere and burning up?

Last night in Uruewhenua, Golden Bay at around 8.30-9.00pm, we saw a large red light with what looked like flames came into the night sky - it looked like something coming in and burning up - was it space junk?

At about 9pm we witnessed

At about 9pm we witnessed what appeared to be a meteor while driving from the east side in Tucson, Az. I have watched the skies for many years and have never seen anything so bright and large before. 

White light falling from sky

Saw it too in Tijuana, Mexico. It fell pretty fast, from west to east.

Bright light falling from sky

I saw it too in Tijuana, Mexico. It was approximately 9 pm. 07/21/2016. Never seen anything like it. There was no sound, that was strange. It was a big lumnious white ball falling from the sky.


Orange light spotted 7\21\2016

I saw an orange ball of light going threw the sky. I got a few pictures of it.


i am from cork Ireland and seen a blue flash at approx 1am . Thought it was aliens.

Bright flash

Was driving between Shannon airport and Limerick city, @ 1 am bright blue/green light lit up the whole sky,,,scary

Shooting star

About 18.30 due south crossing east to west at speed thin white streak just below the brightest star about 20degress ? above the horizon

Green light

Tonight about 9:15 p.m. in Peoria, AZ my friend I were driving southbound on the 101 and saw a green floursent like light, round in shape, descending down rather quickly then it just disappeared. A few minutes later another friend who was working further east from us saw smaller ones. Any one ? 

 In Los Angeles California I

 In Los Angeles California I just saw a white and blue light fall from the sky on the Eastside 9 o'clock any other comments what was it? it fell straight down 


I was walking back to house after I put a box in the shed. All the sudden to my right I see a small white light. By time I look over to my right I seen for a split second what may have been the tail followed by a huge white flash as if I looked at the sun for a split secong. Took placein kiel, wisconsin.

Meteorite or falling star

just saw a bright white light with long tail from west Otago in the western sky - 21.20pm

stars and shooting stars

I was out in the Garden at around 11.10 pm in kent i see a few stars moving slowly then a shooting star flashed acrossed the sky. Then about a few minutes later 3 lights which formed a triangle shape moved across the sky then they stopped and stayed there for around a second then completly disappeared what are these, I have been seeing the slow moving stars for months and a few shooting ones but never these I have asked people if they have been seeing them but noone has they keep saying i need to stop drinking but i dont drink lol



Tonight, 6pm ish (EST) orange orb/ufo travelling from South to east.. Going pretty slow but steady. It looked shaped like a dart sometimes. No noise. Intriguing 


Los Angeles, 11:20  I saw a

Los Angeles, 11:20  I saw a bright fireball looking thing gliding down then vanishing after 3 seconds. It appeared to be very low in the sky too

Orangish/ Red lights

Between 1030 and 1050 pm eastern time I went outside to take out the trash and there was between 5 and 7 orangish/ red lights in the sky lined up in a straight line above the tree line by the time I called everyone to the door they had faded out one at the time since then a few have shown and disappeared again the last one darted around before looking like it was falling and then disappeared. We are in Georgetown SC 


Roughly around 1:00am EST Australia NSW laurieton 2443 I walked out on my back deck and saw a whiteish green what almost looked like a single firework go straight over the lake it was amazing and such a clear light night ive seen shooting stars before but this was truly breath taking feel so lucky to have whitness this

I live on the gold coast, I

I live on the gold coast, I seen a massive white flash and a long tail at around 1am in the southern sky...I see a lot of shooting stars at night but this one made flashed light on the friend who was looking at me and he said he could see the light flashing from behind him.

Bright light seen moving in the sky

Last night at around 11pm over kent in England UK,  me and my partner was sat in the garden,  watching the skies when my partner said "do you see that" I looked in the direction he was pointing at and we saw what originally looked like a star but it was moving (not too fast) first it was faint then it got really really bright then faded again then dissappeared,  I'm not sure what it was, I've checked flight plans of the space stations but it wasn't that so not sure what it was 

last night bright orange light

We too see this strange orange light .round about 11:15pm 19/07/2016 over surrey uk .it was travelling faster than you see the space staion travel and then just diappeared .? Not an explanation has been aired ??