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i saw a meteor!!!

I am from Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. This morning at 6:00 am I saw what I thought was a contrail aof a plane at first. However, it was different shades of bright red and orange. If it was a meteor, the head was bright red and tail smoky orange. It never disappeared. It went across horizontally. It did not make much sound, but a whooshing type hissing noise. It gave me chills lol.

GREEN CIRCLE SHAPED OBJECT FELL FROM SKY

I am Heather Newberry Im from Dallas Georgia was driving and Witnessed a glowing green circular shaped object fall from the sky around about 2:12am in the morning on Sunday morning off highway 285 19 south maybe one exit before Bolton Road exit 13 around the 10th or 11th mile mark on 285 somewhere in the open it fell it shocked me I've never seen anything like that I thought it was very interesting and if I wasn't headed home from work on an armed security officer to get some rest I would go and investigate what that was because  I think it's neat I think that would be pretty cool to find or if you could find what was green that fell out of the sky.

My fiancé and I just got home

My fiancé and I just got home in South Carolina at 220 am, I saw a huge green fireball fall from the sky, I was amazing started researching it and 25 min ago heard a noise as it was falling outside, it gave her goose bumps....any ideas....?!?! 

I saw it too!!!

I saw it too!!! I live in North Carolina and saw it about the same time except it looked white. I didn't hear any noise but I was driving with the radio on. It was extremely bright, in fact I thought it was lightning at first because it lit up half of my car. Then I looked at it for a split second and it looked like a meteor. I couldn't get a good long look at it because, again, I was driving. I'm glad I wasn't the only one who saw it!

Anyone know what this is ?

go to google earth, type in Antipodes Island, go to the top end near bollons Island... left hand side, you will see four coastal bays.  look at the forth lager bay. What is it.

Comet Shaped Object in Sky.

May 15 2015 @ 05:25am, I got up to use Toilet, an Something cought My Eye out of the kitchen window (I'm from Wilmslow, Cheshire, just South of Manchester UK) It was around the N/Eastern dircetion, at first I thought it was a Con-trail, being lit by the early Morning Sun, but as I looked more, it Definately wasn't, it looked like an Egg Shape at one end, with a fading Tail towards the other, and made of White Cloud like substance, Glowing Red/orange at the Egg end, I got My Camcorder, looked at it for Reference, Pulled out the LCD Screen, and when I looked up, it was  gone, in a matter of 5-10 sec's, but it wasn't gone it was around 30 - 50 miles More Easterly in the Sky, Yes that fast, almost as though it knew I wanted to film it so it got out of Shot...

Really very Strange...

Later that day my father Called, and I told him about this Strange Comet Shape in the Sky, and how fast it Moved, Oh okay Dan, He said, humouring Me... Then 3 day's later He Only goes and See's it, at about 3.30am, and the same thing happened it flew out of sight in Seconds...

Watch the Skys...

Bright white object (looked like a shooting star)

I am from the west suburbs of Chicago, IL.  When I went out to walk my dog at about 1020pm, I saw a fast moving object moving east.  It pretty large for most "shooting stars" but was very bright white and had a tail similar to "shooting stars".  

Was it the space craft that is out in space right now, moving across the US (chicagoland area) around that time?  

 

Falling Object

I just saw a big bright falling object frm sky. I am from Philippines.

Possible Meteor Sighting

On Saturday 23rd May, 5.13pm (NZST). I was standing outside St Martins New World supermarket, when I noticed an object in the sky to the northeast. I observed it for around 20 seconds, and realised it was moving diagonally, and apparently downward. It was white, with a definite tail. I have uploaded a short video of this to YouTube https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cpo0ux2RML4 I was wondering if anyone else witnessed this

Orange Lights in the sky 23/5/2015 8.40m

Hi I just saw about 6 orange lights in the sky, really bright.. (I am in Christchurch) 8.40 pm 23/5/2015.. One started to fade as it came over the sky, looked big.. Can you tell me what they are???

orange lights

We witnessed them too last night, We live in St Martins Christchurch -odd

Unidentified Red Light.

I am from India (Kolkata)Today around 7:50pm just saw a big bright red light ball with smoke in the sky (north-west side). Last 20-25sec. Thn i saw the red light fall straight down out of the sky. It was so stunning.please do let me know as i am curious and want to know what it is exactly.

Falling Red Ball

I am from India(Kolkata)Today around 7:50pm just saw a bright red light ball with smoke in the sky (North-West side). Last 20-25sec. I saw the red light fall straight down out of the sky. It was so stunning. Please do let me know as i am curious and want to know what it is exactly.

Meteor

Sitting in the spa tonight watching the stars and big meteor to the north west - around 7:20pm. Large burning ball with long tail - last 2-3 seconds. It was stunning

Strange bright object with long golden tail?

Great to see someone else saw large burning ball with long tail last night, 22/05/15. My sighting at 7pm lasted several minutes before it disappeared. Fascinated and a little bit frightened, I watched through binoculars as it twirled and danced flashing red and green then disappeared. I live in the southern hemisphere - Bundaberg ... Qld. 

29th May falling star or what???

I am from Tarawa, Kiribati and was curious also about the incident of a falling star or whatever you'll name it that happened on Wednesday night (20th May 2015). i was with my husband driving back home from our church rehearsal when we both saw a light that make the whole outside light as day. it was fast and was amazing, and then afterwards, we hear a noise so we thought it was something falling from the sky.

If anything happens on that night internationally or within the pacific region, please do let me know as i am curious and want to know what it is exactly.

regards

falling star

I did see it as well , if the same. What time was it when you saw it. I live in outside Nelson (North)

It was very bright and to the South East.

Wonder if it was the same.

regards 

exploding satelite??

I am in Kenya and last night at 7pm, saw a huge ball of light in the sky, very high but seemed closer that what you would see a normal satelite.It was moving across the sky....it began to seperate into 3 distinct lights with an light aura around then all,..they spread and spread further apart moving across the sky as a satelite does untill they dissapeared like faint satelites. I thought it may be the Russaian satelite they were due to explode but i think that happened on May 16th??/ could it be a remnant of this?,,,any ideas?

Shooting star?

the eve of the 20/5  I saw a bright big shooting "star" quite low in the sky on the South Eastern sky just above the Whangamoas outside of of Nelson. round 8 pm...I was driving North out of Nelson.

Star gazing.

I was in our outdoor spa yesterday morn, Wednesday 20th May around 6.35am the sky was filled with star's I first saw a slow moving light well up among the stars, traveled across for about 20 seconds then just disappeared. Then not far from this happening I saw a shooting something orange/yellow in colour arched wide in front narrowing to thin tail.

Just wondered if anyone else was watching and saw this?

JUST SAW A LARGE SHOOTING STAR FELL FROM THE SKY - KIRIBATI

WOW, we saw the same thing from the Gilbert Island @ 10pm, when we saw it, it looks like it fell so close to the island, it was a big bright light and then turns to a fireball and about 1min later we heard a big sound of impact.

 

falling Meteor

i am in South Africa , i saw the same thing @ 10pm , it was amazing 

Just saw a large shooting star fall out of the sky at 10.10pm,

Amazing bright light shot across the sky and seemed to drop out of it, funnily I also thought there might be the sound of an impact...it was awesome!!

Bright light

Was this in New Zealand?  We were out walking approximately 25 kilometres north of Christchurch, South Island, at that time and saw the same thing.

Big Bright Light falling from sky tonight around 9pm or so

Saw the same thing in Tempe, AZ tonight. Thought it was a plane going down.

Meteorite or something...

Just about an hour ago at 12:35am Pacific time, my friend and I saw a blue light fall straight down out of the sky. It seemed to just drop out of the clouds and was very big and bright. I expected something to happen; like an impact of some kind, the way it seemed to plummet out of the sky at a relatively fast speed. Maybe it was the angle I was at in relation to the trajectory of the object but it literally fell straight out of the clouds at a 90 degree fall with the ground..

Meteorite or ?

About 9 or 9:30 my friend and I saw a huge bright light falling from the sky. It was so big we expected maybe a plane or something had gone down. Tempe, AZ 5/19/2015

WOW

 saw the same thing from New Jersey!!

me and my boyfriend also saw

me and my boyfriend also saw this in NJ at around 930-10pm on Tuesday I believe it was!! It was so bright and I believe it looked like a green ball not blue though. I still would love to know what it was!

Many bright blue lights drifting to earth. SW MO

Was looking at the stars earlier and thought what I saw mite be a satellite or something. But it looked like it was moving, and getting brighter, and closer.  As I watched it, I noticed that there were alot of them. It's been over 2 hrs now that I've been watching them fall. Noticed the first one around 9:30 pm 5/18/2015. Southwest Missouri, Newton County area.

Ok so it happened about half

Ok so it happened about half an hour before . I was jogging in a park in Faridabad,India.it was about9:20 pm or so. I casually saw up in the sky. I was looking at the lights of a plane.(its a rather common sight here as my city lies along the path of an airport).just then I saw 4-5 fire red light flying in the opposite direction of the plane at quite some speed.first I thought it cud just b another plane's light.bt these lights were moving in an non-uniform manner as if the were racing.and they flying quite close to each other.there is no mention of them anywhere right now.

fire balls

17/5/2015.

Power went out in Whitianga and Tiarua.My husband and I went outside to check out the happenings.Out of corner of my ear I am sure I saw ashooting star.The next thing there wer two large orange fireballs cruisin fairly fast out to sea!!!wher they looked like they burnt out.WOW!!

Flames in the sky 5/16/15

My family and I saw two balls of flames in the sky around 814/830.  They were amazing to watch and super bright!!! 

tonight 5/16/2015

Seen a green flash in the sky

In little rock arkansas

spectacular green meteor lands nearby

Driving south west about 5km out of Strathalbyn south australia at aprox 2am to my amazement a spectacular large bright green meteor with long white tail fell from the sky on a 35 -40 degree angle Heading south-south-West. Hard to judge distance from road and i may be wrong but seemed to have been only a couple of kilometers south of road.

2 Bright White and Blue flashes off the southern tip of Africa

Was standing with my wife looking over the horizon at 00:00 UTC  saw two consecutive bright flash light up the sky in a southernly direction. 

Strange, very bright, white and blue ligjt

I was standing parallel against the side of my car at about 9:30pm tonight talking to my friend after showing him how to parallel park. I was facing South and him North. All of a sudden I see a very bright, white and blue light almost appear out of now where and and shoot very fast behind a mountain called mount Freith. We were parked next to Waitohi rugby grounds in Picton. I was very shocked at the speed, the brightness of the object and how low it was. I know it was low as I noticed it somewhat illuminate the mist that was above M.T Frieth as it shot over it. My friend never saw it as he was facing north. as I was facing south towards the mountain I was the only one to actually see it. The thing that shocked me was that it looked as if it was going to hit the side of the mountain. After I saw the object I looked up to see if I could see any stars and could only make out a couple. It is very dark tonight with no moon. After getting home I told a friend of mine about what I saw and he showed me and image of a Meteor that passed over Auckland not too long ago and it looked very similar to what I saw. Creepy but fascinating!

Bright light

I saw a bright just before 9.50pm friday 15/05/15

In woodend

Looked really big

round glow heading toward rangiora

shooting star?? really low and big

 

White Streak in southwestern sky

There is a big white streak in the south western sky. I am viewing the sky from Annapolis Md and its about 10pm, I looked but saw no reports of a comet or anything and its way to high of a streak to be a jet streaks. Any ideas?

Hamilton Red Globe Over Corn Field

Location: Hamilton New Zealand

Date: 14 May 2015

Time: Between 04.25 and 04.30

Conditions: at the time the sky was clear with stars seen across the entire sky.

 

Looking North from our backyard I caught sight of a deep red light shining through trees. Positioned myself to have a clear view. Red light was not a point of light. It had volume, resembling a small orb. Orb would remain stationary for a few seconds then jump to a position about 5 degrees to the west and after a pause for a second or two would then jump a further 5 degrees to the west. After being stationary for a moment, about 1 or 2 seconds, it then jumped back to the original position. This sequence was repeated many times over and gave the impression that the light would blink out and another one blink on further away. But I thought while watching that these lights could be blinking on the side of something stationary. After watching this for about 2 minutes I turned and ran inside to get my phone that was just inside the door. Returning (it took me anout 10 seconds to get the phone as I was watching from close to our back door) with the camera to take a picture but the red light had vanished. I should mention that this red orb was not strobing like an aircraft light and was a shade of red that was brilliant but a darker shade than what I have seen with aircraft that regularly fly overhead at night. It was also very low. The impression I got was that it was just above the corn field by only about 10 metres. The angle from horizontal to the height of this object would have been no more than 15 degrees and I thought it was close - no more than 100 metres distant. However, these are subjective speculations and I have no way of knowing actual distance. I would also add that there was no sound. No aircraft noise.

The eratic behaviour of the red orb was interesting. Jumping across a small patch of sky and returning many times to the same position. Atmospheric inversion distorting a possible meteor may explain this however I would doubt that because the event lasted too long - couple of minutes, and the stars in that general direction were not behaving the same.

 

It is an exciting mystery.

Re: Hamilton Red Globe over Corn Field

Probably a Chinese Lantern.

No it was not a Chinese

No it was not a Chinese lantern. I observe the sky regularly. I've seen Chinese lanterns many times and they are nothing like this observation. We can also discount swamp gas, Jupiter, Venus, squid boats and other similar nonsense. However, I'd accept ball lightning could be a possibility as similarly eratic movement and stationary moments have been described with that phenomena.

Huge flash of light seen over Noordhoek

Approx 2155 14 May 2015. Saw a huge green light burst over Noordhoek in north west.  It streaked through the sky very quickly then burnt out in a bright white flash and then fizzled out. Never seen any such spectacular natural phenomenon in the night sky before. Amazing!

Falling burning rock

Hi all, on my home from work yesterday at 16:20 saw a little fireball fall over the industrial area just by the harbour. It was about 1km away and I saw the smoke trailing behind it. Have scoured for news here about a passing meteor shower but found nothing : (  

Falling burning rock

Hi all, on my home from work yesterday at 16:20 saw a little fireball fall over the industrial area just by the harbour. It was about 1km away and I saw the smoke trailing behind it. Have scoured for news here about a passing meteor shower but found nothing : (  

Last night 5/13/2015 in

Last night 5/13/2015 in Maryland USA at approximately 11:30pm I saw a green trail blazing from left to right. For a good 3seconds I felt like it was close enough I drove towards that direction....then realized it was probably further away then I thought. So very cool , I've never seen anything like this and it was much more than a shooting star that I have seen several times.

As I see these other comments I must wonder that we have all seen the same meteorite ? 

meteor reports

just seen a meteor  at 6.10am today hitting port his

Sighting in East Akld

Hi,

I saw a metoerite on 13/05/2015 at approx 6.30pm travelling north to south directly overhead. It was quite small and had a trail behind it. It lasted for about 2-3 seconds. 

Meteor over Christchurch Nz

I was on my way to work at around 5.30 am today when I saw a meteor. It was bright white and appeared to be fairly low in the sky. I was in my car and could see it moving from left to right over the west side of the city.  It was that low that I expected to see and feel an impact. I had full view of it for about 3 seconds.

Rotorua NZ

Noticed either a meteor or comet pass through our Southern sky at approx 0530hrs. It appeared as bright light with a tail crossing the sky and over the horizon.