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Fire ball in sky

So I thought I was losing my mind but it turns out I wasn't the only one to see this.It looked like a ball of fire in the sky it lit up the whole sky was really strange. I live in salmon arm British Columbia.

Holy cow

September 4th, 2017 10:14pm The sky lit up and a fireball fell out of the sky. Never seen that happen before.

Bright sky with a long rumbling sound

Monday night, September 4th 2017 at 10:10 the whole sky light up for a few seconds. It was followed by a very long, stady rumbling sound. Was it a meteor?? Kootenay Bay, BC, V0B1X0 Canada

Fireball.

Just saw a fireball fall out of the sky! Huge and orange with a tail, it was today Sept 4/17, about 10:19 pm PDT! In Lumby, British Columbia, Canada. Was definitely larger than a shooting star! Amazing, In the dark it looked like it should have crashed and exploded into the mountain but it just vanished behind the mountain! Wow, have n very seen that before!

Fire ball

I seen it to and was starting to think I was the only one. Im in kelowna and we were driving when I saw it. My son was looking down but i stopped the car and I screamed look, look! He saw a bright light but not what I saw. I just kept saying , "Holy F*ck!!!" It looked so close that i felt like i could drive to it and thought to myself, this is going to start a fire for sure! He asked me what it was...the only thing i could think to say was a meteor. It was so bright yellow and it appeared to be a rock followed by a long stream of light. I looked at the time after we got to our destination and it said 10:15, so it had to of happened just minutes before.

I saw it in southern Alberta

I saw it in southern Alberta too...like nothing I've ever seen before. It. was. HUGE. Got my heart racing and I've been googling since trying to figure out what it was. Meteor?? I've seen lots of shooting stars, but nothing like this.

lucky. in Nelson we are

lucky. in Nelson we are smoked out. it looked like sheat lighting in the smoke. still spectacular lasted about a min

I'm in Lumby and I saw it

I'm in Lumby and I saw it too!! The ball of light looked greenish with an orange tail. After it disappeared behind the hills there were 3 large flashes of light. That was the craziest thing I've ever seen!

Possible Meteor sighted over Christchurch at aprox 18:48 NZ time

Strolling back after pulling the garbage carts onto the sidewalk I noticed a very bright yellow fireball above Christchurch with a slight fire tail heading in Westerly direction at 18:48 hrs NZ local time. My first thoughts a Meteorite ? Wonderful sight on a close to full moon early Spring Evening 04/09/2017.

Comet/meteor

Location: Titahi Bay, Porirua Time: approx 11:25pm 3/09/2017 Big flash in the sky (viewing north) attracted my attention, in time to see the comet or meteor blaze through the sky and then disappear. Awesome and exciting :)

Object falling off the sky

Hi everyone, this is Shadow Njomba from King William's Town, South Africa. Last night, the 2nd of Sept 2017, at about 21: 15, my wife and I saw ahead of us a huge ball of light falling off the sky whilst we were driving on the N2 route, about 20km towards King William's Town from the Port Elizabeth direction. Whatever it was, it quickly burnt out after a couple of seconds. We heard no thunder, no nothing from this strange event but its light intesity was larger and brighter than that of falling stars.

Meteor

Just saw what may have been a meteor above Sanders Reserve, Auckland, New Zealand. Bright white. 8:45pm NZ time.

Fireball in the sky

Around 3am on September 2nd in Northern Michigan in the Gaylord area I saw the sky light up super bright and then the firebase disappear.

Metior

Just saw a green meteor streak across the sky with a long white tail, view from cable bay, landed somewhere in doubtless Bay Area around 735-40pm

I'm in Toronto and I just saw

I'm in Toronto and I just saw a green ball of light moving fast at about a 40° angle! Amazing!!!

I saw a bright flash then a

I saw a bright flash then a tail. About 6am PST, Sacramento, ca

Green light in the sky

Just saw a green light in the sky here in India, 9pm IST. took a pic didnt think it was much. Half an hour later its gone.

We also saw this So I messaged the observatory...

Hi Belinda. Thanks for your message and apologies for the delayed response. It looks like you may have spotted what’s known as a fireball! These are larger than regular shooting stars, and if big enough can indeed be seen before sunrise or after sunset, while there is still light in the sky. Regular shooting stars are too dim to be seen before it gets dark. Comets are a different type of astronomical object - large balls of rock and ice that orbit the sun, and they do not interact with Earths atmosphere.They move fairly slowly, and can be seen for weeks, or even months if they are big enough. Comets would not move across with sky within seconds, unless they were going to collide with us (which is very unlikely!).

Orange flash in the sky but no sound of thunder

Just look up at the sky in sleaford and saw a bright flash of orange but there was no thunder and has kept on going. So if anyone knows can u tell me please

meteor

We were sitting in the spa in New Plymouth at approximately 6.30pm in the dark, on Tuesday night looking at the sky. We had enough time to say to each other "Look at that", so maybe 4 to 6 seconds as it fell. It was a bright orange fireball against a black clear sky and it fell downwards with a long tail. Amazing to see and it looked so close and clear.

It was a Fireball

According to the observatory and planetarium on Ties night it was a fireball not a meteor.

and it was in new zealand =)

and it was in new zealand =)

i saw i shooting star once at

i saw i shooting star once at 1:34 AM it was blue

Meteor

Are there any images of this I haven't managed to find anything seems weird

Bright Flash

Was looking east into the sky here in Columbus Ohio and at around 12am I saw a big bright flash next to a pretty bright star. it didn't move almost looked like an explosion but it was a white flash no color

White light followed by booms

Last night I saw a bright light. White light come throw my window and followed with three pow like sounds. I wondered if it was a meteor last night. I'm in South Carolina.

Bright Flash

Was looking east into the sky here in Columbus Ohio and at around 12am I saw a big bright flash next to a pretty bright star. it didn't move almost looked like an explosion but it was a white flash no color

Meteor sighting yesterday Parua Bay6.29pm 29/8/17

My wife and I saw the light and then the large flare (fire) until it dissipated to the east - likely into the ocean- absolutely fantastic (once in a lifetime)

Meteor or comet

We saw one fly across the sky at dusk on Tues evening while on our walk near lake karapiro

Shooting star

Hi chris, i was driving home from work and saw the light, then huge flare ... Just as you described, cross the sky to the east ... It felt super close ...So glad someone else saw it ... I wasn't sure if it was real!

Meteor sighting yesterday Parua Bay6.29pm 29/8/17

My wife and I saw the light and then the large flare (fire) until it dissipated to the east - likely into the ocean- absolutely fantastic (once in a lifetime)

Meteor sighting yesterday Parua Bay6.29pm 29/8/17

My wife and I saw the light and then the large flare (fire) until it dissipated to the east - likely into the ocean- absolutely fantastic (once in a lifetime)

Northern donegal coast

Just seen bright orange ,red object in night sky ,looks stationary ??? It's 4am here . Has anybody any idea what's this ??

Meteor

I saw this from Whangarei Heads Rd Parua Bay just before Owhiwa Rd, driving home just after 6.30 last night. It was heading east at a low angle and had a pink/blue centre, white streaming tail, and looked very close. At first I thought it was a helicopter on fire. Like others I thought it had made landfall slightly to the east of my field of view. Absolutely spectacular, have never seen anything like it.

Meteor

Hi Pauline. I'm in the Brynderwyns and I saw it too! Like you I thought it may have been an aircraft on fire.....but soon realised what it was! It was going super fast so I never had time to grab my phone to take a pic! I did notice that it was a light colour, with a long blue tail.....it was an amazing, once in a lifetime experience!! I'm so glad that other people also witnessed it too!

=)

Seen a orange/red thing in sky like fire !one minute was there then disappeared and came back bigger this happend in Scotland, coatbridge at around 11:30 at night

I've seen this also at the

I've seen this also at the north donegal coast ,at 4am this morning . It's really strange this is . This seems to be flickering but stationary like its not moving at all .

Meteor Tues evening

I saw it from Smales Farm, North Shore, Auckland, never seen anything like it before. Just a 2 second glimpse to the North going West to East of a long white tail with sparks low and horizontal. From my angle it disappeared around the corner of the Sovereign building. My thought was who is letting off a sky rocket horizontally because that is exactly what it looked like?

meteor sight 29th August 2017

I am from Whakatane and saw the meteor about 6.30pm. The light caught my eye and I looked up and watched it for about 6 seconds before watching it fizzle and burn out. It was amazing, very bright!.

Meteorite

Travelling the link road, Hahei, heading north towards Ferry Landing, @6.35pm,I witnessed, along with my 3 passengers, a bright star shaped light with a long tail travelling downwards, splitting into two and dropping from the sky on to the property of Rod Millen's Lead foot ranch. Wow it was awesome. We all at the same time said...whats that....now we know. Great highlight for 3 USA tourists, just ending their day tour nicely. CATHEDRAL COVE SHUTTLE

Meteor? 29/08/17

Also saw this at about 6:60 pm from north facing deck in Howick. It was travelling from over Litte Barrier heading east towards Coromandel area. Bright white falling light with long sparking tail. Sky was still light so quite amazing

meteor or ??

I also saw a red yellow glow Tuesday that time, ZZZX from Whangaparaoa Army Bay I would say from little Barrier towards Coromandel it was travelling very fast amazing yes ..

Meteor Oteha

Walking from the albany bus station (oteha valley rd) I have the luck of presence a big brilliant falling object:)

Falling object 29/08/2017

Yep I saw this also. I was driving North over the Auckland Harbour Bridge at 1833 . The light first caught my eye as I thought it was a plane heading West to East over Rangitito, before it flaired up for 2 to 3 seconds before disappearing.

Meteor sighted in Auckland 29 August 6.30 pm

I too watched a brilliant long tailed meteor heading east across the northern sky. From my deck in Mangere Bridge it streaked right across the orange sunset backdrop as I was looking towards the sky tower in the city. It lasted no longer than three seconds before bursting into a bright flash and then quickly dimming out. It looked to be heading for the coromandel peninsular or just north east of there. Truly a beautiful sight.

Shooting Star 29-08-2017 approx 6.30pm

Shooting Star seen travelling west to east over Auckland. Slight pinkish/red/orange colour, travelling very fast and looked to disappear into the Hauraki Gulf around 6.30pm. Viewed from Westmere, travelling over Herne Bay toward Rangitoto Island.

Meteorological sighting

Saw bright burning comet/meteor fly down to the East of Rangitoto tonight about 6:30. We were out running in Mission bay. It was fast and had quite a long tail. And it just seemed to burn out and disappear just as fast as it lit up the sky.

Close view in Tauranga

6:30 I saw it to in Tauranga looking like it was going down around. Matakana or the Mt. lost sight when it went lower, it was pretty big as at first I thought it was a light aircraft on fire. Large fan tail and fairly sizeable fireball. Pretty amazing stuff

Meteor viewed from Hamilton

Like many others saw a meteor viewed from Tamahere just south of Hamilton at 6.32pm. Viewed to the north heading east very low heading across the sky with a blue green head and orange sparking tail and burnt out as it headed lower. Very exciting. At the time we deduced it was a meteor or space junk.

Sighting meteor Auckland Northern sky : 28th August, 6h28pm

I was driving home this evening, and approaching the Northcote offramp driving North when just above the horizon, travelling oblique down, from west to East, a long tail. It had a long and full white tail, preceeded by a red/blue head. It seemed closer than most shooting stars, and larger. Initially I thought it was a plane. It was surprising and would have been easy to miss. It lasted for about half a second.