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Fireball over nelson

was sitting in hottub,about 8:30pm.on 22-08-16,overlooking nelson bay towards the east,when a massive orange fireball streaked across the sky.it was that big,i thought it would impact nelson..whatta trip

3 orange lights, making a triangle.

Okay so I live in Trinidad and Tobago a small island in the Caribbean, so for the past week i've been seeing three triangular star like things that are orange in color and they seem to be flashing. There are two lines on opposite sides of these "orange stars" that indicate they are moving at a face pace towards us and they seem to be getting closer and closer as time goes on...I saw someone below said they saw the same thing I saw. Are you sure those are meteors? Shouldn't they have burned up by now?

Meteor?

Whilst driving home from work on Saturday 20/08/2016 at approximately 17.45 i witnessed a bright ball of light streak across the horizon heading in a northerly direction from a southerly direction, appearing to follow the coastline.

The sighting was witnessed near Hervey Bay in Queensland Australia.

Meteor

Whilst driving home from work on Saturday 20/08/2016 at approximately 17.45 i witnessed a bright ball of light streak across the horizon heading in a northerly direction from a southerly direction, appearing to follow the coastline.

The sighting was witnessed near Hervey Bay in Queensland Australia.

August 22 2016 -

August 22 2016 - 6.50pm

Drgaville - I went outside for a ciggy and saw 2 balls looking like fire (red, orange, and slight yellow on edges - they reminded me of those fireworks that shoot multi colours) Heading from the north, one turned and started heading west to the beach, the one behind it started climbing and heading east but once quite high also turned west. There was high cloud so unfortunately lost them behind that. No sound, quite big  (a few times bigger than the stars for sure) but of course I dont know how far away they were! at first i thought maybe the sunset affected a couple of stars but the sun had set ages before!! The whole thing lasted a couple of minutes. pretty cool. and no way was it aircraft or metor for that matter - although i'm no scientist. Anyway mum also observed this cos I called her out. and lol she said she has to take up smoking again cos she misses the good stuff!!!

Flashes in the sky

Last night I was lying in my spa pool watching the sky in Geraldine New Zealand, and flashes of lights caught my eye to the north west. I watched for some time and this continued and was moving slowly, before vanishing. After some time I stopped looking and even thinking about it and then the same thing started but this time towards the east. My view was obscured by a tree but the flashes were distinctive. I tried to strain my eyes to see if I could follow them but wasn't very successful. They seemed to continue moving eastward then again, they vanished and I saw nothing. I honestly thought I was either witnessing something bizarre or having major eye problems. Then not long later I saw what seemed like 2 satellites travelling together, at same speed, direction and distance apart heading towards the south east. From the north east there were a couple more flashes then it all over. I did race inside and yell out to my husband, because I wanted him to be a witness but unfortunately he was already in bed and thought I was yelling out to ask him if he was coming for a spa!!!! 

2 fiery looking balls travel together

August 22 2016 - 6.50pm

Drgaville - I went outside for a ciggy and saw 2 balls looking like fire (red, orange, and slight yellow on edges - they reminded me of those fireworks that shoot multi colours) Heading from the north, one turned and started heading west to the beach, the one behind it started climbing and heading east but once quite high also turned west. There was high cloud so unfortunately lost them behind that. Quite big  (a few times bigger than the stars for sure) but of course I dont know how far away they were! at first i thought maybe the sunset affected a couple of stars but the sun had set ages before!! The whole thing lasted a couple of minutes. pretty cool. and no way was it aircraft or metor for that matter - although i'm no scientist. Anyway mum also observed this cos I called her out. and lol she said she has to take up smoking again cos she misses the good stuff!!!

fire ball

Yellow ball streaked across sky, seemed to burst into green then disappeared. Toronto (East York) Canada 4:48am Mon. Aug. 22, 2016.

Fireball flying object

On Friday night I was at my friends birthday party swimming the pool there were 2 of us in the pool at the time and we seen an object at first looked like a falling star but it kept going and the light never died out. It just got lighter the further away it travelled. It descended veered right and just kept travelling. We were mesmorized.

Flying object

tonight the 21st of August 2016 just out of springs junction new zealand heading towards murch I saw a large oval shaped object hovering really close to the ground. Thinking to myself wow that planes low. Next minute its gone. thought i was going crazy but so sure im not going nuts

2 comet-like sightings 8/18/16 during full moon

I live in Southern California. I was driving southbound Hwy 101 in Ventura at 8:20pm when I saw a humongous ball of light speed across a large piece of the sky in front of me. It lasted probably 3 seconds before it disapeared. I had never witnessed anything of that size or with visability of such a long time frame. I happened to be outside around 4:30-5am looking south again and watched another fly by, this time the visability was much shorter span of time, maybe a second. What interest me is this was the night of the full moon, it was rather large and very bright, so when I saw the first comet-thing it flew right by the big beautiful orange late-evening moon, EPIC. I am facinated with this kind of stuff, and the unlimited questions space provides with no answers we can understand (yet?). These two balls of flying light I saw were huge. Much bigger than the brightest star we can see. To my human naked eye down here on Earth it seemed like 10x the size of the biggest star I can point out in the sky. If that makes sense, and please forgive my ignorant terminology throughout this post, Im just a joe-shmoe. The funny part about all this is, I cant find any information or news report on meteor or comet-like lights in the sky this day. Crickets. If you have any info on the subject, please email me at beachyoutoo@gmail.com

lights in the sky

My son came inside tonight saying there were lights in the sky .. went outside and saw 3 bright round lights brighter and bigger than stars ..orange white color in a triangle formation .. the bottom one started moving in very strange directions left then right very smoothly but fast .. then in a triangle .. this was for about 5-10 minuites .. it went smaller like moving further away then back ..like bigger .. nothing ive seen before int he sky .. then it went over the horison moving further away  .. not long after we saw 3 planes around the same place as if looking for something ..one was not domestic  .... no flashing red and blue lights on it .. sounded like a propeller type plane but big .. was so weird .. hmmm.

Orange lights

i saw this as well 9:20 pm Saturday night. Looking North east from Whitby a large orange light appeared up in the sky  rapidly came towards us then veered right travelled in that direction  then  disappeared. Another orange light then appeared travelling in the same path as the first, this too disappeared. There was no sound. Very strange!

3 lights in the sky

my partne and I seen the very same lights from wainuiomata coast looking towards Wellington airport 

 

 

Orange light

we also saw this in the top of the south but looked far away. Almost looked like fire brightening and then dulling a few times before disappearing. We were facing north at around 925pm. Thought I was seeing things.

Strange light

we were driving north towards silverdale at approx 9.35pm and seen a bright light to our left, looked above Dairy Flat, that my son described looked greenish and like a leaf. I Seen a large almost oval slow flash of light that looked a couple of hundred feet high. I have never seen anything like this, ever, in my life and cannot think of anything it could be - my wife was much the same. Could it be lightening? Maybe, but if so, it was uniform in shape and very slow - I have never sen lightening like this.

I suppose we will never discover the source, but it was vary strange.

Falling star over Rotorua

I saw a bright light coming down over Mokoia Island from the northeast shore of Lake Rotorua tonight at about 8 pm.  It was very bright but only showed itself for a second or two.

Meteor 19th August 7:05pm

Friday 19th August 2016 I was on the motorway driving north about 7:05 pm just passed the waimak bridge passing the Hellers factory saw a bright orange/yellow fire ball with a tail it appeared to extinguish itself and disappeared. 

Strange object shooted by Tulsa, OK

On the night of August 18th,around 10:15pm my friend and I noticed a strange green object striking across the the moon, leaving a very thick smoke trail. It lasted for approximately 30 minutes and we were capable of capturing a few shoots before it was out of range.

BRIGHT LIGHT IN SKY THIS AM 515AM EST

Was looking toward the Southeast sky at home in Eastern Virginia- near Chesapeake Bay- Middle Peninsula- Saw a light suddenly appear and then became very bright then disappeared. Happened in seconds- very weird

19th Aug 2016. 7.15pm. Strange blue light in the night sky.

Paengarora, Bay of Plenty. New zealand  Kevin and Cherie 

Looking up towards the north/west sky around 7.15pm tonight. We saw a large blue globe object. Watched it move slowly south wards, for about 1 minute until cloud hid it. Then we noticed a few streaks of the same blue colour following behind. We are thrilled to have seen this weird event and even happier to know we weren't the only ones. Looking forward to reading more about this blue light. 

Friday 18:30 green trail shooting star

Rangiora, Canterbury, New Zealand.

Driving South, approx 18:30, large full moon rising to the right and a very bright shooting star with a green trail fairly close I would say, having seen my fair share of shooting stars.

Cleshay to say but it was pretty close compared to the usual and green trail, suspect an object burning up.

Fantastic to see.

 

Sighting in Rangiora North Canterbury

I saw the exact same in Rangiora. Bright burst of white then streak of bright green before it brole up and fizzled away to nothing. Just like fireworks do. I was in the Oaks Subdivision, looked very, very close. 

Meteor

Saw a meteor falling down in Eastbourne, Wellington, tongiht - 19 August 2016 around 19:00 - biggest we've seen before - sparked green as it fell.

Flying metour

greenie blue light over cantubury NZ. 3 seconds and it was gone.

Saw a bright light falling from the sky tonight at 8:20pm.

Fast, bright then gone quickly.  Anyone else see it?

Shooting Star in chch

Sitting in the spa and saw a shooting star tonight. Some time around 8:30 ish!

Bright light in sky

I live in Florida. Around 12:30 am, my wife and I saw an unusual light in the eastern sky which was moving towards the west. At first we thought it was aircraft of some sort. It was moving at a speed of like a jet but then slowed down, then disappeared. This sighting lasted for at least 25-30 seconds. We looked at each other in amazement, hugged each other and then realized that we had witnessed something burning up in our atmosphere. I've seen meteor showers before but this was a first.

 

Central Florida , incident

Central Florida , incident happened at 12:54 eastern standard time , bright yellow orange star shaped thing moving up in the sky before chilling there for a seconf then getting brigher  before disappearing 

Bright Green Light SoCal

August 18, 2016 Claremont, CA around 8:25 pm- saw a bright green ball of light falling from the sky. Hoping someone else may have seen it as well.

I saw it!!

I posted my eye-witness just now too. I saw another one a few hours later at around 5am. It was amazing.

meteor

I was driving home from dinner in Poway California and saw what looked like a hughe comet flying through the sky with a big fire like tail on it! It was very large, bright and fast!

Very nice view!

Green light falling straight down out of the sky

I didn't remember to check the time, after 8pm 8/18/16 a neon green light fell from the sky. I'm in San Gabriel, Ca. near SG Blvd and Valley Blvd. Looked like it fell over by Rosemead Blvd/Garvey Ave. No sound. Neon green. Slowly falling. Took a while to find out if anyone else saw it. What was it! 

meteor?

Yuma arizona foothills. About 8:30 pm I saw a bright green light to the west. It didn't make any noise, and had a white streamer. Looked like it hit real close but I'm sure it didn't.  looked a lot like the meteor a couple of months ago.

Bright Green Light

Claremont, CA on August 18, 2016 about 8:20 pm a big bright green ball of light came shooting  out of the sky. Hoping that someone else saw it as well.

my bf and i saw the green

my bf and i saw the green thing falling out of the sky here in Canada wouldve been at about 10 something for us.

Blue/Green Ball of Light Flashes Sky, Meteor??

Yes,  I saw same as you descriped beautiful big green blue ball with bright tail stream thru night sky here in Chino Hills, CA  about 8:30ish pm  i was out watering front lawn talking on cell phone. I was so surprised n excited yelled in my brothers ear incredulous of what i had just witnessed!

Bright green ball of light

Yes I also saw this bright lime green ball of light shooting by my backyard in Moreno Valley, ca around 8:30 pm

Me too

I saw the same green fireball at 8:2pm PT from Rancho Bernardo, CA.  It streaked white then had a green "explosion", continued to streak white for a brief moment more until the whole thing exploded in green light.  I didn't hear anything.

Green streak tonight

I saw it too! Fast big green streak across sky! 

Green light

In SGV after 8pm I also saw the neon green light. No sound. Slowly falling. Waited to hear fireworks then got scared. 

Meteor

i live in upland and I saw it too!! It was amazing!!

White light

In Riverside CA moments ago I saw white sphere of light dropping in the southern horizon.

California tonight 1 am. 8/18/2016

 Yucaipa Ca. Tonight. 1 am 20 min ago watched a kind of white floating cloud long shimmering tail from south. To north moving slowly like a floating wavy transperant kind of cloud no other clouds then when directly above me appeared to form a couple smaller ones around it and then started to disappear as it was to the north of me .bright moon out .very strange , anyone  out. there see this.

White looking cloud 8 /18 tonight 1 am

 Yucaipa Ca. Tonight. 1 am 20 min ago watched a kind of white floating cloud long shimmering tail from south. To north moving slowly like a floating wavy transperant kind of cloud no other clouds then when directly above me appeared to form a couple smaller ones around it and then started to disappear as it was to the north of me .bright moon out .very strange , anyone  out. there see this.

Bright moon

At around 5.20am this morning 18/8/2016 my Mum reported seeing a bright orange red light around the moon in a elongated pear shape. Having not seen it myself I thought it may be a meteor shower passing around the moon or a solar flare passing around the moon. Did anyone else in Australia see this?

That mysterious Meteor is Real!

I am From Philippines at 10:45 Pm Aug,17,2016 I saw that too when i was doing a subject that Mysterious Meteor is so bright and too slow! i did not know if that mysterious Fireball is Scary or any I want to know if what is that Freaking Ball :) Your Mom right! what she saw last night :) 

 

Meteor Scotland

17/08/2016 Just after 2am facing south a meteor passed over travelling from west to east. It was just about a full moon which is tomorrow the 18th the moon was west at about 40 gegrees above the horizon. Could was very light giving the moon a slight haze.

It lasted for about four seconds starting with a light traveling across the sky, then it developed a white trail, then it turned orange and brighter with sparks coming off the meteor before burning out. I stay n Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland.

I have checked the internet for any other sightings of this but nothing has shown up. Is there anyone that can confirm this sighting?

 

Colin

I saw it too!!

Between 10-11 I can't remember exactly I was sitting in a chair leaning back with the porch door open on my right and I see a light in my peripheral I immediately look and see what everyone is describing in the sky, it was a bright ball at the front and what looked like orange flames coming off of it, it wasn't as fast as a meteor that goes by in a split second, I was able to look at it for a couple of seconds, I explained what I saw to my wife and of course skeptical then I decide to look it up and see if anyone else saw it, and apparently so, I'm all the way in Oregon, it went from east to west, definitely made me scream in excitemet when I saw it cause that was not a plane or a meteor, really freaky honestly!

just saw a a bright orange

just saw a a bright orange light shoot east to west.  It had no streak or sound.   Just bright light. Full moon.  South Florida Atlantic side.  Anyone else? What is it?