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Loud booms

Something just crashed 10 min ago, heard 6-7 loud explosion noises, then saw a very bright lightening type light, then smoke, saw it in the Bronx near the Pelham Manor bridge, not sure what that was

Green meteor sighting

Saw something green flying through the sky for about a second. It was traveling from south to north east.

Meteor viewing friday 19th May

We were at Ohiwa harbour and at 7.15pm the sky lit up with a giant green yellow and red light with a fiery tail.it was low flying ...well beneath the stars then it went poof and bits fell off it ...we heard a boom as this happened.It felt so close and whilst it was awesome to see it was a bit scarey at the same time!

I also saw this in gisborne,

I also saw this in gisborne, really bright blue and white colour that went poof definitely the coolest thing I've seen in the Sky before

Meteor viewing friday 19th May

We were at Ohiwa harbour and at 7.15pm the sky lit up with a giant green yellow and red light with a fiery tail.it was low flying ...well beneath the stars then it went poof and bits fell off it ...we heard a boom as this happened.It felt so close and whilst it was awesome to see it was a bit scarey at the same time!

Fire in the sky

I have video at 11:56:48 pm the sky lighting up off of a nearby surveillence camera

Enourmous bright light in the sky

I am currently staring out my bedroom window on Hillcrest, Whakatane. I woke up needing to go toilet only to see an enormous bright light sitting still over Kohi Point. It must be visible from Ohope aswell. It's the size of almost 10 incredibly bright stars squished together. I am very scared and this is not the first time I've woken early hours of the morning and noticed strange lights dancing in the sky above the old Maori Pa. Please tell me there is a star exploding at this moment or a satellite blowing up. Something rational, please?

Green ball of light

Just saw a green ball of light falling out of the sky and land somewhere close to a private airport just outside of Austin, TX. It passed just to the left of the runway there and had to have landed at least a quarter mile away or so on some private property. It was very bright and I was amazed how close I was to it and to be able to see where it could've landed was pretty cool.

fire in sky

I was just walking at 11:55 pm when the sky lit up green and fire shot out accross sky like shooting star and disappeared i was on porter ln. In front of airport on porter ln.

fire in sky

I was just walking at 11:55 pm when the sky lit up green and fire shot out accross sky like shooting star and disappeared i was on porter ln. In front of airport on porter ln.

fire in sky

I was just walking at 11:55 pm when the sky lit up green and fire shot out accross sky like shooting star and disappeared i was on porter ln. In front of airport on porter ln.

Great ball of fire

Saw it loud and clear near Matata (EBOP), giant ball of fire with a green tinge to it as I was driving to Whakatane. It only lasted a matter of seconds and fizzled out leaving what looked like a star in the sky. Around 7.20pm and when I got home my partner said she saw it fly passed the window at home. Damn impressive.

Meteorite

Sitting in our living room we saw a bright green and white-gold streak of lights racing across the sky in a north-north west direction. We live in rural Havelock North off Middle Road

Wow

I'm from gisborne I saw it at my netball training I thought it was a shooting star lol. It was so pretty

I was sitting on my couch and

I was sitting on my couch and just happened to look out the window at right time to see it. It was amazing so pretty and I'm so happy I got to see it. I've never seen a meteor before but now I can say I have.

Re;strange lights

Hi,we live in Redwood,Christchurch. Around about 6.10pm last night as we were leaving the house to go and get some fishnchips for tea. We noticed a rather large white glowing light in the sky,traveling downwards in a northeast direction towards the sea. Don't think it was a meteor as it was moving quite slow. I have video footage of this. In the video there is a bright star but to the left is the object a little bit dimmer with no trail. Also my wife saw another light at the same time moving a bit quicker but was smaller in size and moving in a northward direction. Regards Craig Williams. Cell(0272488821).

ISS

The International Space Station was visible last night from 5:57PM for 6 minutes. Probably what you saw.

re ISS

THE TIMING IS WRONG

After returning home after a

After returning home after a long day - I'd just sat down around 7 to 7. 15 pm when I saw a green light low in the sky in Tauranga. Fascinating that it was a meteor ...very pretty

I'm not that blazed after all!

When I saw the rainbow lights explode in the sky I instantly thought aliens were invading! For three hours I have been preparing for the fifth wave

Great shower of sparks.

At approx 19 .20 hours tonight,l saw a very large fire ball traveling from the south in an north westerly direction low down and almost parallel to the ground and vanish out to sea over the taranaki coastline.this was very,very large

Huge fireball flying through the sky

It was 7.15 pm in Gisborne when I thought I'd seen a shooting star but happened to be a big fireball it was huge it was in my eyesight for like 7 seconds then it disappeared i was still standing in shock wandering what was that it was exciting to see such an unusual thing when I see the odd shooting stars but nothing as bright as that. I'm scared for our planet that the end is near.

gisborne

I saw a similar thing. glowing red at the end of a long coloured trail travelling almost horizontally across the sky. Seemed really low.

gisborne

I saw a similar thing. glowing red at the end of a long coloured trail travelling almost horizontally across the sky. Seemed really low.

Video

I have a video of it

Meteor, comet or what is it???

Green light lite up the sky, travelling North from Woodville to Dannevirke tonight. 18/5/17. Approx 720pm. Within seconds a bright beautiful sparkling ball, followed with a green tail appeared from out of a cloud. Travelling Westly towards the Ruahine Range where it seemed to fizzle from sight as quick as it appeared. It was something quiet spectacular.

Meteor.

At around 7ish, from out house on Te Mata Peak, we spotted a green meteor zipping across the sky over Havelock North, trailing a few bits. Super bright. :)

Meteor, comet or what is it???

Green light lite up the sky, travelling North from Woodville to Dannevirke tonight. 18/5/17. Approx 720pm. Within seconds a bright beautiful sparkling ball, followed with a green tail appeared from out of a cloud. Travelling Westly towards the Ruahine Range where it seemed to fizzle from sight as quick as it appeared. It was something quiet spectacular.

meteor

Initially saw a white light to the right of Jupiter about the same brightness of Jupiter maybe north east in the sky, this is what caught my eye as it dramatically increased in brightness and size. then it exploded into a bright green streak heading west. It appeared to break up into pieces. This was viewed from Hastings at approx 7:15 p.m.

Meteor?

I was looking at the moon through my binoculars in the day (can you believe that) when all of a sudden I noticed an object with an almost orange, fire-like appearance to it. I lt was also visible with the naked eye, not just binoculars. It was really close tocthe moon, and it was gone in about 5-7 seconds. Any ideas what this might be?

Seen a bright green comet go

Seen a bright green comet go through the sky in New Plymouth during rugby training tonight it looked real cool

Meteorite

I have footage of its final moments from Gisborne as our Rugby team ( Pirates ) was training we all froze when we saw it

Amazing meteor over the sky close to Clive

Driving towards Napier, Lawn Rd we saw a bright object on the sky then came closer and turned fron yellow to red and green while getting closer to Earth. Interested to know where it fell.

What was it?

At 7.15pm my husband and I saw a green and orange light travelling fairly slowly and low in night sky. It looked like it was going to hit the ground and then I saw a fireball. It didn't look too far from our farm so my husband and neighbour went to investigate. I rang police as wasn't sure what it was. Husband couldn't see anything in dark. If it crashed near us what would we be looking fir tomorrow?

Meteor

We saw a beautiful blue ball across the sky here in flaxmere hastings. We were thinking it was a firework lol but it was too beautiful and quiet

Meteor - 18/05/17

Driving north from Pahiatua to woodville, saw meteor go over Tui brewery towards Manawatu gorge. Very big, bright and travelling fast. Colourful and amazing! Lit the whole sky up when it went behind some clouds. Wound the window down expecting to hear a bang!

Meteor

Biggest brightest comet we've ever seen in all our 56 years.quick and flashy.seen in awe from otoko nr matawai nr gisborne 1915hrs 18 5 2017

Comet

My daughter and I seen a massive ball rock like with a huge green and white tail behind it, flew past so fast and looked low then it broke apart and fizzled out. Was absolutley amazing. Seen driving on the kaingaroa flats heading toward Galatea/Murupara.

Meteor

Yes Paul I saw it too at about 7.20 from Gisborne. I was driving and brought the car to a stop in the middle of the road - I was so amazed. Almost horizontal, the light faded in to be bright then gave out a small shower of sparks before disappearing. Went across the whole sky. This is the second such sighting I've seen from exactly the same road, driving in the same direction with the meteor moving in the same direction. This one felt closer though. The last one was about 3 years ago. Feel quite lucky!

Meteor sighting

Also saw the Meteor tonight - 7.18pm - pretty cool. Gisborne

Meteorite

Yes seen over Gisborne, low and bright. Approx 7.15pm

Meteorite

Yes seen over Gisborne, low and bright. Approx 7.15pm

Meteor/ shooting star?

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10154736834397266&id=585752265 Link to Fb post above. Saw what looked like a small Meteor low in the sky over Kawerau, Bay of Plenty...above Norske Skog Mill to be exact. About 7.20pm. Had a bright white tail and emitting sparkly colours from the front...then just fizzled out. Looked amazing.

Meteors - Eye Witness Report

THANK GOODNESS there is an explaination - I was driving from Woodville to Dannevirke tonight (about 7.15pm) 18th May, and this bright green/red 'thing' rocketed past my eyesight to the left of me. I thought it was an Alien invasion and was quite shaken - worst thing was I had nowhere to stop and look properly - but it was sure moving faster than anything I have seen in the sky before- appeared quite low and looked to be travelling horizontally along the side of the hills.

Meteor

In napier I saw a bright green light with a tail...tonight 18.04.17...looked amazing...

Meteor

In napier I saw a bright green light with a tail...tonight 18.04.17...looked amazing...

Meteor/ shooting star?

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10154736834397266&id=585752265 Link to Fb post above. Saw what looked like a small Meteor low in the sky over Kawerau, Bay of Plenty...above Norske Skog Mill to be exact. About 7.20pm. Had a bright white tail and emitting sparkly colours from the front...then just fizzled out. Looked amazing.

meteor

i am in Napier and i saw what i can only describe as "a fireball in the sky" fly over us at 7;17pm

South island

Spoted in Blenheim south island a gorgeous green object heading approximately north. So fast it was gone in a blink of an eye! Amazing.

Meteor - Hawkes Bay

I saw it while driving from Hastings to Napier at approx 7.15pm. Very bright in green, just like a fireball.