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I just witness a shooting

I just witness a shooting bright light from the sky came across me very close in distances. It frightened me

Falling star/de-orbiting satelite or a meteor?

I live in Daytona Beach , FL. This morning just after 5 am, I was driving west when I saw the brightest and largest light I have ever seen falling straight down towards the horizon. It latest longer than any falling star I have ever seen and was so much brighter than any star I have ever seen. Also, no star I have ever seen was falling straight down, usually headed across the sky. It was amazing to say the least. Wish two things. 1. Had my glasses on and 2. Had a video camera strapped to my forehead. It was beautiful. Traci

Meteor. in the sky Middlesboro, Ky , July 12, 2017

Very early this morning. July 12, 2017 @ approx. 3:00 a.m., I was outside trying out my new telescope. I was bent over looking through the eyepiece and I hear what I at first thought was a whistle. It startled me so I stood straight up. There right in front of me, very low on the. NNW horizon, I see a trail of red sparks with a big ball of fire at the end of it! I stood there with my mouth hanging open in complete shock. I ran and followed it as it got lower and lower and lower in the sky and I finally lost site of it behind some trees. I'm positive what was left of it had to land close by. It looked so low and so close that it felt like I could have just reached out and grabbed it! It was one of the most amazing things I've ever seen!! I think it's fitting that I saw it in my city of Middlesboro, Ky because Middlesboro is known as the "town inside of a crater"!

Seen in Harrogate Tennessee

We also witness something similar Thursday night in Harrogate Tennessee which is a mere eight miles from Middlesboro Kentucky. My husband was outside smoking on the front porch when he said he seen a very fast bright blue flaming ball going across the sky with a tail stemming off from it. Looked like it was traveling toward Virginia but perspective could be off we did not have a telescope period was very cool to see something like this he will not shut up about it! Finally we have figured out that he is not crazy so glad that you posted this because several people in the area are wondering what it was and we have found 0 results until just now!

Your sighting this am

HI, i was on line today trying to find out if anyone saw what I saw in the sky this morning. Yours was the only one that was even close. I live in Daytona beach fl. And at just after 5 am this morning I saw the biggest, brightest falling star I have ever seen. It was like it was on fire. The weird thing , I thought, was that it was falling straight down towards the horizon, not shooting across like I normally see and hear about. It sounds like exactly what you saw. I believe the road I was on heads due West, but could be it's NNW. Glad to hear someone saw it too. It was amazing and BEAUTIFL. Traci

July 13, 2017 @ 5:00-5:15 am EDT

Early morning 5:00-5:15am driving I-4 west from Port Orange towards New Smyrna on the right side(west) I saw very similar to Traci......."the biggest,brightest falling star" that I ever did see. A large, glowing white with a glowing green outline ball falling down towards the ground. It did look like it was going to land on the road ahead of me! My daughter was driving in another car about 10 minutes further ahead of me and called right afterwards to see if I had seen it too. It was beautiful!

I live in Port Orange to and

I live in Port Orange to and every night since I first noticed on July 4th I have seen this big white light and the sky and a multicolored light below it. It is in almost the same spot every night at 4 in the morning. I do not know what this thing could be

hopkinsville siting

Around the same time in hopkinsville Ky we saw a green ball of light as well, but we also seen it separate. We have been trying to get answers on what it could have been. Plz help with our questions if you could.

Orange Orbs

On Tuesday 11/7/2017 at approximately 11.45 pm I saw 3 big round orange orbs or balls moving north of Hamilton at a speed similar to that of an aircraft. The balls were low enough for me to get a good view of, they were also moving in alignment with each other executively at the same pace and direction. I did manage to take a snap chat of these balls and had sent them to my sister as evidence of what i was seeing as I was equally in awe but petrified at the same time! They did not appear to be a meteorite, shooting star or comet as they were not travelling at a speed to suggest so, nor did either of them have a tail which is usually typical of a shooting star/comet etc.. Id also find it hard to believe that theyd be chinese lanterns or drones as they were moving at a fast pace but slow enough for me to take a video, watch them pass by. They are unlike anything I've ever seen before and i have no logical answer as to what these things may be. I Would love to hear from anybody that may have experienced seeing those exact same lights or something similar as I'm scratching my head trying to rationalize what I'd experienced. Thank you for taking the time to read! Look forward to getting a reply if I'm lucky

Orange Orbs

Think we had a similiar experience to yours.Husband and I unloading truck from trip to central Illinois between 11-11:15 pm, July 17,2017. We are in Des Plaines Illinois located northeast of O'Hare Airport. My husband yelled at me to come outside. Asked me if I knew what the h--- is that? We were in awe.Looking to the south, Came in 5 minutes intervals total of 3, bright orange,red and bright yellow, passing east to west, then gone. High enough in the sky passed a jet--those people had to have seen it! Forgot to take pic or movie! Still thinking meteor. Anyone else seen that last night on July 17,2017?

Orange lights

It's the 12th of July 2017. About 10:40 pm ish I saw two orange lights like the ones described only these looked like they were dancing. I live in a town about an hour away from London and I spoke to my dad about it who loves this kind of thing and he says it could be many different things. For example it could be atmospheric as the weather has intact changed dramatically over the last few days and that is when these lights seem to have started. So it is possible its just a mixture of gasses and light, a bit like the northern lights. Personally I haven't got a clue, it's the strangest thing I've ever seen but I'm open minded about it all and would also love other people's opinions.

UFO? Meteor?

Last night July 11 2017 around 9pm, Bright light went super fast across auckland sky Anyone seen it?

Bright orange object

Travelling from west to east, north of London, Ontario, July 10th, around10:30 pm. What was it?

Bright orange object

Travelling from west to east, north of London, Ontario, July 10th, around10:30 pm. What was it?

Fast blue light

I live in Europe i was going home it was about 11pm when i came home i was opening the doors when suddenly i saw a brught blue light in the sky going 5x times faster than a plane and not even half way it disappeared in the sky.Is it a comet?

I saw a meteor?

I just happened to wake up at 12:03 am here in Sarnia, Ontario amd the dog wanted out. At 12:10 I saw an orange ball of fire sweep slowly through the sky. Ot looked low and it kind of dissipated as it went on. It was moving from left to right in the sky. West to east maybe.

Something fell from the sky?

My name is tania. I live in tucson, AZ. Tonight i just saw somrving fell from tbe sky. My roomates tell me its a meteor but im not sure. If it was a meteor wouldn't fall faster? When i looked up it was glowing but falling but slow then it dissapired within the clouds. Im not sure what it was. But it wasn't a meteor....

I saw something in the sky

I'm from south central Los Angeles.i saw something in the sky also but it wasn't a shooting star and didn't look like a meteor. It was kinda long ,white and it fell a little then disappeared in the sky.It was a beautiful site and phenomenal....

I saw something in the sky

I'm from south central Los Angeles.i saw something in the sky also but it wasn't a shooting star and didn't look like a meteor. It was kinda long ,white and it fell a little then disappeared in the sky.It was a beautiful site and phenomenal....

Meteorite?

08/07/2017 Hillsborough Auckland looking out over the Manukau harbour towards the heads at 5.40ish a very bright green ball of light with blazing tail entered and exited the night sky falling like an arch both downwards and across North to South for a short period. Was magnificent in colour and brightness. A privilege to see.

meteorite

Saw that one as well . Really green ball with tail , red on the trailing side. Really impressive.

Meteorite?

08/07/2017 Hillsborough Auckland looking out over the Manukau harbour towards the heads at 5.40ish a very bright green ball of light with blazing tail entered and exited the night sky falling like an arch both downwards and across North to South for a short period. Was magnificent in colour and brightness. A privilege to see.

metoerite?

08/07/2017 at around 05.45am over Petone I saw a long white tail with red, blue and green edges, it zipped past in two blinks of an eye.. Was so awesome..:-)

Meteorite

I saw it too! 08/07/17 I didn't check the time but it was a few minutes before 6am. In Lower Hutt. Really long white streak flashing across the sky, very beautiful!

fiery object in the sky

last night at 6.30pm (5/july/2017).....I was standing outside of our house in Castlecliff, Wanganui ( about 1km from the coastline )when I saw this object in the sky on fire. It wasnt high up in the sky and was heading towards our place from the east heading west.At first I thought it was a plane on fire.....but as it got closer there was no sound.It wasnt travelling very fast ...and wasnt falling from the sky but rather travelling almost level ? It went above our house and headed off for about 1 km and just burnt out.....no more flames. It didnt descend....just went out .I never thought about taking any photos but rang the local newspaper. They hadnt had any other reports of it.....but I asked them to let me know if anyone else rang them about this sighting. I havent heard from them.

Same sighting

We are in Rockford, Ill. And saw that same exact thing!!!!! A lil different in time but your description is as we describe it.

I've just seen a comet

So today 6th July 2017,at around 12:02am in Kenya I was just from taking a deuce and thought I could go outside and see the sky before heading to bed and I saw this rather awkward star,i was bright and glowing so I just stood there admiring and in a split second it just went right past like for a micro sec, and I was Oh freeeak i just saw a shooting star and I didn't wish..

West coast meteor

Spotted first meteor at 650pm last night on the Waits river south of Haast. Was in sky for a long time, large, bright ball that faded just near the horizon. Then another around 9pm out to sea which wasn't as bright

Something in the sky

Saw a bright orange ball, very bright at around 3:25am. From the west side of Auckland, came flying this bright orange ball towards the East side of Auckland. As it reached above me, it started to fade away while travelling East till it was so faint it looked like those tiny stars at night.

Just saw a green tailed

Just saw a green tailed meteor 8:56pm falling towards Okarito over West Coast South Island N.Z

Meteor above Papamoa

Saw a green arrowhead shaped meteor travelling from the north, liow across the sky above Range RD Papamoa. It burst a couple of green stars from the back and disappeared in a second. June 30th at 18.46pm.

something in the sky

I was just walking my dog at 11:10pm, in Mattydale, NY, and I saw something in the sky moving south west to north east. It was not a plane...I live near the airport and know planes. It was orangish-red and almost looked like a rocket launch we see in FLorida when we are there. No noise...really high and moving right along. Any ideas??

In the sky

In Sacramento California at about 10pm I was talking a look at Saturn and some what I consider anomalous since they are ever changing. But I'm here to talk about this bright star people are saying is under the moon. I guess people won't look up with a telescope anymore to see if anyone is telling the truth. And I have heard several names for this "star", with I am positive in fact is not a star I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it earlier this week and tonight it was surreal dream or malfunction on my part some reflection but no I'm surely sure that is no star it's MOVING, that disqualifies it right and how about the five clear other I guess "mini me stars" are following closly in suit with the main huge body amongst at least several to five for sure following. So I'm in Sacramento and under the moon there is a bright star or so we have been told, but after numerous chances to observe these object they Are obviously fast moving meteors. I emplore those with telescopes to look.....

Intense bight light Bulls (Santoft area) 30/06/17 approx 18:30pm

Observed from Bulls (Santoft) intense bright light illuminating the night sky ,emitting a white tail with and electric blue hue. It seemed to be traveling from a S/E to N/W direction meters above tree line, then disappeared somewhere below treelline and out of sight. Lasted approximately 2-3 seconds.

Fire ball in sky

Saw a big streak heading towards ground. Lots of colours yellow green orange... Cadell south Australia. Looked great!

Meteor Snell's Beach

Saw a meteor over Snell's Beach tonight. 30/06/17.caught it on dash cam too.

I live in Pipiwai, saw Lime

I live in Pipiwai, saw Lime Green Ball falling in sky then it blew up, no noise but lit the sky up, I was looking south bound towards waipu

Meteor tonight 5.45 p.m.

Thought I'd reported this? Very big fire ball with green flare breaking up seen from beach at Maraetai. Travelling parallel to ground

Meteor sighting Gisborne Nz

Saw a bright blue light fly above me in Wainui beach, Gisborne 30/05/17 at about 6:50pm it flew about me and was about 100 meters long then it looked like it burnt out. Left a faint orange stream afterwards and only lasted 2 minutes.

Meteor sighting Gisborne Nz

Saw a bright blue light fly above me in Wainui beach, Gisborne 30/05/17 at about 6:50pm it flew about me and was about 100 meters long then it looked like it burnt out. Left a faint orange stream afterwards and only lasted 2 minutes.

Star moving

I saw a star moving about 15 minutes to go across the sky like watched it for two minutes it was moving pretty fast way too high to be a plane

Red lights

About 30 minutes ago I witnessed 3 bright red lights coming low across Utah lake. I watched as it spead up and then abruptly zigged to the right and quickly zagged to the left and excelerated away. At first I thought it was a plane but there was no noise and the 3 red lights were not blinking and were perfectly round. I realized it was something else because of the speed at which it went and the turns it was able to make so rapidly. I wish I had my cell phone with me, but it was so fast I probably wouldn't have gotten a picture anyway!

Meteor?

Seen on 25/6/2017 around 5.30pm Above Gisborne a yellow ball outlined with green and including a green tail travelling east to west. Very bright and very quick.

Shooting star

Gisborne: I also saw the shooting star at sunset 5.25pm 26/6/17. It was a bright yellow star quite low in the sky following the sunset with a bright green tail. Lasting 2 -3 seconds before it disapeared behind a cloud.

Shooting star

Gisborne: I also saw the shooting star at sunset 5.25pm 26/6/17. It was a bright yellow star quite low in the sky following the sunset with a bright green tail. Lasting 2 -3 seconds before it disapeared behind a cloud.

Meteor above tauranga

Yes I saw same thing on Sunday 25th 2017 flying above me in Tauranga bout 5.30 pm was a green bluish ball with a tail on it like a Comet quite bright and looked close not to high up in sky wish I had my phone to capture it

Green flash in the sky over Hamilton, nz

We were driving back from Hamilton to Cambridge approx 5.30am Sunday 25th June. Saw a green flash across the sky to the right. Wasn't sure if it was a falling star or Meteor.

meteor/fireball

my daughter and I saw a very bright long lasting meteor At 5.27 on Sunday the 25th. We were driving SE on SH 1 south of Pokeno. It's path was NE to S at about 15 degrees above our horizon. Its hew was a very distinct bright green. we didn't see its path terminate as it went behind cloud.

Same here

I saw the exact same thing hitching north on highway one, same day and time, quite fast and bright green, clearly higher than the clouds. Finally went behind a larger cloud and disappeared

26/7/2017.. something is on

26/7/2017.. something is on the sky. We don't know what is that.its like flying plates. First it's look like cloud and rotating itself.