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bright red light

At around 9:40 last night August 1st in Maine, USA I saw a bright red burst sort of looking like an explosion but then fell down a bit and then disappeared. It was bright and very high up in the sky. Could it have been a meteor?

On July 29,2010 I had a

On July 29,2010 I had a similiar experience. I think it might be a fireball, but I will speak with an expert at some time. I will let you know when I learn of anything.:)

Orange/yellow Fireball x2

Ely, Cambridgeshire, UK. Last night around 2315 I saw two bright orange/yellow fireball type objects darting across the sky in the same direction, west to east, at approximately the same speed. They did seem to fade until they neared the moon. They looked like two giant embers from a fire as they flickered the orange yellow color. Did anyone else witness this?

Hi I seen the the same


I seen the the same sighting in the USA on August 11, 2010. Did you ever find out what it was.

Last night 14/08/10 I saw 18

Last night 14/08/10 I saw 18 of these all cross over my house in Huntingdon.

Burning orange coulour in southern sky

31 July 2010 at 9.16pm did anyone see a bright orange object cross the sky in an arc from the west toward the east. Example from over queenstown towards Timaru.

A couple nights ago on the

A couple nights ago on the east coast of Florida at about ten o'clock i saw what looked like the beginning of a shooting star. Then it turned orange and red and then it lit up bright yellow twice. I don't know what it was, but the sky seems very active lately. What I saw arched as well, so maybe I saw something similiar to what u saw. It may b space junk burning up in the atmosphere or a fireball, but I'm not really sure.

fireball in Texas sky 7/29/10

Last night (July 29, 2010) at around 11:00pm central time my husband and I saw a bright light in the sky. It looked greenish to us and only lasted a few seconds - but it was very big and bright, lighting up the whole sky. Was it a meteor? Did anyone else see it?


Sometimes around 11 pm, on July 29 2010, my son and I were leaving New Braunfels, TX, headed east on I-10. We were between New Braunfels and exit 638. My son and I both saw what looked like a gigantic rainbow shooting star in the sky. It almost looked like fireworks, as the tail changed from a red to green color. From our perspective on the highway, the size of it (including the tail) was almost as big as the full moon that night around that time. We saw it in upper center portion of my windsheild. We were amazed, and both said at exactly the same time, "OMG! Did you see that?"
So, I did a little internet research, but I wanted to confirm my sighting with an expert. Today, I went to the planetarium and described what we saw to an expert. She said that it was a fireball....This is the first place that I have found and reports similiar to our experience. please let me know if you hear of any other sightings of it.

Fireball Reports

If you witnessed this event, then please fill out a fireball report form for the American Meteorlogical Association (link is at the bottom of this post). Maybe we can learn more about what we saw in the sky on July 29th . As of today, 5 people (including myself) have reported this fireball.

Link to fireball reporting form:
Link to 2010 fireball sightings:

That's really weird cause

That's really weird cause that same night in Florida I saw something similiar to that, but it was orange and red.

fireball observed in Houston, Texas 7/29/10

Yes - Towards the end (just before exiting our field of view) it very briefly burned a reddish color from our perspective. We've never seen a meteor burning up bright green like that, capable of significantly lighting up the entire sky. We have been checking the news and scouring the internet for more information because it was just so odd to us, and definitely the largest object we've seen burning up in Earth's atmosphere. Perhaps it was just space junk... Anyway, It was pretty low in the night sky - appearing near the horizon here - so we wondered if it actually struck the earth or exploded just before impact. Has anyone heard any reports of a meteorite impact or explosion prior to impact? We would love more information - or even to find a photograph or video of the occurrence. It was quite coincidental too, as we had just watched a science program earlier in the evening on the cosmos, current research at Keck, and astrobiology. We had to laugh about it....

Well, on thecoast of Florida

Well, on thecoast of Florida I looked out over the ocean and saw red and orange flash across the sky. What I saw was low in the sky as well as yours. Before it went out it blew up twice. I think what I saw maybe similiar to what u saw, but I an going to do sone research on it. It may have been a fireball, but I'm not sure. What time did u c that, cause what I saw happened around 10 o'clock at night.


We saw it around 11 pm central time.

Yes I too have been trying to

Yes I too have been trying to find out what I saw. but i havnt found anything yet as well. If u find out what it is do tell me.:)

Weird light

On July 29,2010 at around ten o'clock p.m on the east side of Florida I looked up at the sky and what I thought was the beginning of a shooting star changed into a bright orange and red light that streaked across the sky. Then it lit up into a bright white light at the tip then went out then it lit up again. It lasted for about 5 or 6 seconds. Does anyone know what it might b? Did anyone c it too?

Stange light

At about ten o'clock tonight I looked up and what I thought was the beginning of a shooting star turned into a bright red and orange light streaking across the sky. Then a bright white light exploded from it and then dimmed and exploded again. Then it dissapeared. What could it b?

I saw what kinda looked like

I saw what kinda looked like a ball of fire but then slowly got smaller and finally after a while disappeared. I first thought it maybe meteorite but i have seen a small light which slowerly faded away there in the same place before, so now im thinking it maybe a satalite although it didnt look like on. London

It could b a satellite, but

It could b a satellite, but I've seen satellites in the sky before, and they look like stars moving slowly across the sky and then dissapearing. What I saw was really strange, I tried looking it up, but nothing looked like it. I've seen something like this a couple days before. About the same time last night ( around ten). I think what I saw was a fireball.

Bright & white

I think just saw a shooting star (or space junk burn was bright & white)
Around 2:10am (Tuesday am) Southeast Georgia, USA

red light in daytime sky

A little before 9:00am, driving on I-440 in Raleigh, NC (leaving farmers market) a bright red light caught my eye off in the distance above the tree line looking south-west (towards Apex). It dropped down into the tree trail that I could see. I didn't see if it was going in a horizontal direction or just vertical (very quick look). My first thought was a plane going down (far away) but I kept searching the horizon for smoke...didn't see any (also checked the news when I got home). Kept scanning the sky on the way home...heading in the direction where I saw it. Second thought was maybe it was something from Sharron Harris plant (in that basic direction - hoping it wasn't!). It was such a bright light of red, I can't be the only one that saw it!

I SEEN THEM TOO, Happy i aint crazyy ha

Me and my friend were outside the pool in miamisburg and looked up and an orange red ball was falling and it split into fuzzy peices and stopped falling but was still moving, then disappeared and re appeared and fell it was last friday, then saturday on my way to a party in farmersville i seen them over the cornfields, scared the hell out of me no idea what it was

Meteorite? meteor? 17th july 2010

Did any one in Hamilton see a meteorite last night 17th july 2010, I was driving over the Frankton over bridge around 9.30pm and it looked like a shooting star except it had a green trail and then split into two before it fizzled out to nothing..It looked really close. We had never seen this before, very exciting but not sure exactly what it was


Yes .. Me and my boyfriend seen it while I was at his house in Trenton Ohio. I called Fox 19 News to ask if anyone else had called in about it and he said no and he kinda like blew me off. I told him it was important that they find out what it was because it was not just a local thing. I told them that not only did we see it but at the same time we were watching the lights my boyfriends son was on his phone with a text from his girlfriend that is in Alabama and she see it too. She text him while we were all looking at what we thought at first was a falling star .. but it was no falling star.. this was something else.. what I dont know. But we know one thing.. we were not the only State that was looking at it.

July 19 2010

On Monday night around midnight a "shooting star" passed through the northeast sky in
northeast Pa. And in a second it appeared to break through the earths atmosphere
and exploded into a large orange fireball and dissapeared. Fragments must have
hit the earth somewhere on the Northeast U.S. Has anyone viewed this event ?

Could it have been a sattelite or meteorite ?


i was out in my garden having a fag about 2am-i saw what i think was a shooting star which disappeared(was this a star or a satellite?)then about 5 mins later i saw a bright orange star going across the sky really fast which did not fade away!!!what was that????? my family dont believe me as i've seen several shooting stars over the last few nights but they hav'nt cos they've not been out at the right time or looking!!!i live in hampshire england

Just seen a shooting star

Just seen a shooting star too, about 22.30 BST.HAMPSIRE ENGLAND.
Kept looking for more until now 23.00 but didn't see anymorwe.

Moving "star"

I live in Riverside, Ca. Last night, July 11, 2010 me and a friend of mine were up late (about 2 A.M.) when we heard what sounded like fighter jets zooming around. The closest Air Force Base is March AFB about 10 miles away but it is long been inactive and is an Air Museum now, so any military aircraft flying around (aside from our annual air show which already passed months ago) is highly unusual.
Shortly after hearing the jets and going outside to observe, my friend and I saw a star that moved at a steady pace heading west, stopped, moved again, stopped, then appeared to move very slowly upwards and stopped again. I was watching it and wondering what it was while my friend was talking and ignoring my comments about the star. It was like both he and the star were vying for my attention. When he finally shut up and actually observed the star, he was astonished. The star sometimes moved back and forth (East and West), then up and down, then again westward for a few seconds, then stopped again. My friend is very skeptical and, well lets say "down to earth". But even he could not deny that this was something to be concerned about. He took his flashlight and flashed it a few times at the star and it seemed to have reacted, moving back and forth again. He freaked out and said "Holy **** its coming down!" I noticed it did look like a crashing plane weaving back and forth coming in for a crash landing, he ran inside and woke his dad up to tell him (it was around 2 A.M. on the west coast) but his dad just looked at it and said "you guys are tripping out about nothing, its just a star", then went back inside. The star stopped moving and remained still, only slightly moving either up, down, south, or west but remained mostly still, appearing as a normal star. I was trying to understand it's behavior, and I know it sounds crazy, but I started to think it was aware of us being aware of it. My friend was obviously thinking the same thing previously when he flashed it with his light, I asked him and he said "yeah, it's like it was sneaking across the sky and once it noticed it was being observed it stopped, shifted back and forth, not knowing what to do or where to go". I thought to myself 'this is something that moves with intelligence, it is trying to blend in with the night sky and appear as a star'. Funny thing is there were no other visible stars around from our viewpoint, and I almost forgot about the fighter jets that caused us to be looking up at the sky at 2 o'clock in the morning in the first place. Maybe they were hunting something? Patrolling the skies for unidentified aerial phenomena ? I couldn't help but link the two together. I know about satellites, the ISS and every thing else it could be, but it did not fit the profile for any of these. It was cloudy last night and you could only see a few stars in the break of the clouds, but we could see this no matter how thick the clouds were. It would get dimmer when really thick clouds passed but we could still see it. I am aware that your eyes can play tricks on you, and you can mistake the movement of clouds for the movement of stars, depending on what you're focusing on. I'm not an idiot. I know how to use nearby surrounding objects in the skyline to gauge whether something is moving or not. Both me and my friend observed it's movement so we were not "tripping". What the hell did we see? Satellites are only visible when not completely in the shadow of the Earth and do not move like this, or are there some that do? Answers please!



Ramona ca

I am watching the same thing right now for the last 40mins. Directly east of the county estates. The object is a solid light moving in an acrobatic fasion. Staying roughly in the same airspace. Appears to me very high 50k + feet. And moving very very fast. I'm an air traffic controller and look
at planes all day. This is no plane. An air liner passed over head in the direction of the object and it became apparent how fast and high it really is.

Moving "Star" - Saw same thing....

On July 13th at 3 in the morning, I saw a similar occurance to the post about a "moving star". I was staying at Pelee Island which is a small island in Lake Erie. The southernmost point of Canada (Ontario). I woke up at 3 am and saw a bright light. It looked like a huge planet. (About the size of a dime if I were to hold it out in front of me.) It began to move. The odd thing was how it moved. It didn't move like an airplane. My initial reaction was that it looked like it was "swimming" or I guess pulsating in the sky. It moved in a zig zag direction and got fainter, then it came back closer and was super bright again. I turned the light on to plug in my camera charger and it seemed to move away quickly. I too thought, could it have possibly seen the light turn on? Crazy.... . I watched it for about 1/2 hour. Some clouds came and I could see it dimly throught the clouds until it disappeared. I have never seen anything like this and I am also wondering what sort of explanations there are for the odd behavior.

moving stars

i too witnessed this last night in fact i used my laser light to blast them they move swiftly through the sky when they are hit with the laser but after a while they come back.i believe it may be survellience.i am sick of being told im seeing things,so last night i had a friend with me to show him.he was gobbed smacked and no longer thinks im delussional

UFO 06/07/2010

last night we camped out, i live in nottingham - UK, east midlands area, we saw a bright light, at first it looked like a bright star, but then it slowly started moving upwards, so we thought it might be a rocket or something.. that sounds silly now.. but anyway, then it all of a sudden zoomed across the sky, horizontally, and it changed, it looked like a plane but wtih way more lights, and then it rapidly got to the other side of the sky, planes cannot move at that speed it was impossible, then it slowly turned into a bright light again, untill eventually it soared off, so as a result, the object made its way around nearly the whole sky, definitely a UFO if you ask me.

Flying/ coasting star across the sky

Tonight Iat about 1:15 am I was watching the stars over my head. After a few minutes of gazing i watched one star move smoothly from the far right side of my vission span ( the right tree line) all the way to the left beyond the roof of the near by house and out of my sight. This was slow and steady but not subtle. The star was traveling. Could this be a sattelite?

Yes was a sat. Every night

Yes was a sat. Every night you can see them. I usually am outside from like 9pm to 11 or 12 and I always see 1 or 2 :)

Just saw bright light slowly moving through sky, dissappear

I literally just walked back in my house from seeing this. I live in Seattle and walked out to take the trash to the dumpster. I looked up and notice a very bright white light moving slowly through the sky. I often look up and get myself excited over what always turns out to be a plane, but at the same time and what appeared to be alot lower, a plane was flying through the sky. Looking at both, I was certain this was not a plane, just a bright white (non-blinking) light moving slowly through the sky. I grabbed my wife and brought her outside to show her and as we watched it, it slowly transitioned from white to orange/red (about 3 seconds) and began to slowly dim until it totally disappeared over a period of about 5 - 7 seconds. What the hell was that? Was it some sort of meteor? It had no tail at all. Just a pinpoint white light that turned red, then disappeared.

We saw the same thing!!

At around 8pm last night (14/7/2010) my friend and I were outside and saw the exact same thing!!!!!!
It was definitely NOT a plane, there was no sound or noise it was quite high in the sky and very bright. I don't believe in UFOs or Aliens but last night's 'light' was seriously unexplanable.
I'd love to find out what it was though. If you hear anything please let me know?

July 4th approx 9 pm hundreds

July 4th approx 9 pm hundreds of spectators at the fireworks display in Winthrop Maine watched as 4-5 (what I saw, may have been more) small balls of fire moved in a general north to south direction and suddenly disappeared.

These may well be the Chinese

These may well be the Chinese Lanterns people talk of.  They are slow moving and several can be launched at once.  They are lit up by candles it's very hard to see how big they are... many people have been fooled into thinking they were large objects in the distance when they were actually small objects passing overhead.


I saw it last night.

In Philadelphia, on July 4th, 2010, at 3:25am, I saw a white ball of light falling from the sky pretty quickly. At first I didn't know what to think, coming up with crazy theories about bombs and aliens and all, so I called a friend/ co-worker of mine, and he said that his best friend saw the exact same thing the night prior, around the same time...what's happening here?

Are you sure it wasn't a

Are you sure it wasn't a firework?  Some shoot up in the sky and slowly fall down (a bit like a flare from a boat).  Was it anything like that?


I don't think it was...I

I don't think it was...I mean, by then, fireworks seemed to be long since over, and it didn't flare like a falling firework was just a ball, falling.

Object over Hawthorn Woods IL 60047 @ about 10PM on July 3, 2010

4 of us watched at an object moved realitively slow from south to north. Moved in a straight line at a constant speed and was quite large. It was glowing red green and orange diring it's flight. Object was seen shortly after the fireworks ended and was observed for at least 4 minutes.

orange lights

I live in Oklahoma, and shortly after the fireworks display in Yukon, a couple of friends and i were sitting in the driveway and i noticed a bright orange light moving across the sky at a fairly quick speed. This did not look like anything ive seen in the skys. Ever. I followed it as long as i could see it, and then proceeded to sit back down in confusion. Then all of a sudden another one took the exact same flight path as the first. I got home and searched on the net for any other sightings that were similar for the same night, and to my amazement, it seems alot of folks around the country and even world saw the same thing either on the same night or the night before. WOW

orange bright light

sat 3/7/2010 after 11.00pm ireland europe a orange bright light passed for about 15 seconds and then few minates later same thing same direction like a fireball no sound and a third time from the same direction bright orange and then fades in the distance

wierd have checked a few websites and hear people reported the same thing same time after the hour in different time zones 11.00 ireland 5.00 usa time 12.00 spain

Falling Orange light

Date:- 03/07/2010 Location:-Burton on Trent Staffordshire England

Time 23:20

My Wife Lisa called Me outside to see a bright orange light falling at a speed not consistant with a meteor/ite,it was falling straight down approx. 5-10 miles east of Our location,
Did anybody else see it?
We thought at first it was a Aircraft falling,but saw no other objects,just the one.

Sincerely, Pete & Lisa

orange light

We were having a party last night, and my 13 year old son lewis was lying on the grass. All of a sudden he jumped up and said, he just saw a bright orange fireball shoot acoss the sky, and it was about the same time as you.


My wife and I saw the same orange light in Cambridge ontario on July 1st. at 10:15 p.m. It was travelling north to south and didn't appear to be too high in the sky...maybe the height of a airplane. Saw it for about 15 seconds and was travelling a steady speed like a satellight and made no sound at all.

Dunedin, New Zealand, Saturday approx. 2245 NZST

Bright white meteor (or object) moving very fast, east to west in northern sky - seen from Dunedin moments after a loud boom.

Richmond Hill Ontario Canada Orange/Red Balls of Light

We attended the Richmond Green fireworks display on July 1, 2010 in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada and saw about 10-15 orange/red glowing objects travelling in the sky NW to SE. The first sightings appeared around 9:45pm and continued on intervals until about 10:40pm. I filmed many of them in 720p HD video and it does appear to be glowing like a fire. At first I thought these could be Chinese Lanterns, similar to the ones shown on YouTube for Taiwanese lantern festivals, but tough to say given how fast they were moving and how bright they appeared to be. There were at least 100 other people around us who observed the same thing that evening. People joked about UFO's and aliens, but honestly, I have no idea what they were.