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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.

Witnessed same event,

Witnessed same event, north-ish of Tauranga

Strange Light

Around 11:30-12midnight last night, August 28, PH, I am already in bed and lights off, only dim light coming from my 2 windows (side and back part of house), when I saw strange bright light coming from the back window, it is really strange since it is very very bright and I think its coming from neighboors backyard lights too. I open my curtain to check and saw neighboors backyard light is open as well as other neighboor room light is open too, and saw this strange light at the top of our chicken's roof, at first I am thinking its just a moon reflection so I go back to bed again, but I noticed it is really really bright, I try to open my curtain again and to check if the moon is bright but I can't see because our roof is blocking, the strange light just focus on the chickens roof and not spreading, its a stable, circle straight light upwards where I can't see where it is really coming from. It is really true, I haven't took any pics which I should have! I wonder what is that strange light.

Meteor 29 August 2017

I too saw the meteor at about 6.30pm low in the northern sky travelling east inland from Parua bay. WHANGAREI HEADS At arm length it had a head the size of you finger nail and a tail 50mm long. Really spectacular.

Meteor

I saw a large meteor about 630 on 29th just over parahaki in whangarei

I saw it from

I saw it from Umawera/Okaihau. 6.27pm. My partner replied "I want what you're on" lol

Travelling north past Te

Travelling north past Te Hana. Large Bright fireball with debris tail, travelling fast west to east approx, then burnt up or crashed into mountain range.

Me and my mum were driving

Me and my mum were driving through whagaripo valley road and a meteor hit on the side of us in a paddock it was very beautiful it was blue and red not to big but big enough that we saw it but at about 1-2 metres off the ground it went out so we didnt see were it exactly landed in the paddock cause it was kinda dark and it was about 7

Meteorite over the North Shore

Saw an amazing sight from Te Atatu Penn while out walking our dog. looking north across the harbour around 6.30pm tonight. Bright, large and low with a massive fanned out 'sparkling' tail heading east very fast and then it just disappeared. Glad we weren't the only ones. Pretty sure it would have hit Earth it was so low and large.

Meteor?

I saw this amazing light about 6.30pm ish on my way home from work. I had just turned into Bucklands Beach Rd and to my right heading east towards Howick I saw this colourful light. Seeing the comments below I realise I wasn't seeing things. Wow over tooquick

Meteor ball

In Glendowie tonight at 6.30pm a ball of fire shot across the sky heading south east. It had a long tail which trailed behind. Just hope it wasn't a North Korean missile!

meteor sighting

about 5.30 pm , Opuawhanga, Northland NZ - near Hikurangi big flash of light zooming downwards with fiery red beginning and gold tail ?meteor maybe?

Comet/metro from Auckland NZ

Wow wow wow just saw either the biggest and lowest comet I've ever seen or a mentor with a wide tail of 'sparks' as it hit the atmosphere. We were out walking in west Auckland looking North over the harbour. It was after 6pm maybe 6.30?

Yes I saw it looking north

Yes I saw it looking north from Urenui - Taranaki - it was like nothing I have seen before. Trail of light in an arc across the sky then a big flash & it disappeared. Lasted about 3-5 seconds in total - and all dogs next door started crazy barking - freaky - but awesome

Meteor over northwest Auckland

About an hour and a half ago, just as it was going dark, saw an amazing comet-like meteor breaking up low in the sky, amazing, had what looked like a long tail. I suppose just braking up in the atmosphere.

Meteor ?

Saw 2 meteors over Mount Maunganui! One around 6:20pm and one around 10 mins later. A few friends have seen one also!

Meteor

I saw the meteor tonight 6.30pm N.Z time in the Eastern Sky . It had orange sparks and it was big and AMAZING! I'm in Whangarei, New Zealand

meteor

I witnessed a meteor falling north east from Wainui, Silverdale at 6.25 pm. It was quite low in the sky.

Bright white light

At 18.30 tonight I was driving from Maungatapere towards Maunu mountain and noticed a very bright white light travelling very fast from west to east towards Whangarei. It was fairly large, in the sense that it was bigger than any stars I have seen.

Orange ball of fire crossed sky

Wow! At 6.30pm a ball of fire crossed the sky heading southeast.Im in Glendowie, Auckland. It had a long tail behind it. Thought I was dreaming... Wasn't a North Korea missile I hope!

Meteorite

Saw the same from Pongakawa Bay of Plenty. It had a bright orange tail.going roughly west to east.low on the horizon.

Meteor sighting off north shore, Auckland

Incredible sighting of what I think was a meteor. It lasted 2 - 3 seconds, looked orange with a flaming tail. Incredible! I saw it while sitting in my hot tub, in castor bay, looking out towards tiri tiri. It slowed as it neared the atmosphere. Time 6.35pm

Bright object falling from the sky

At about 6.30 pm a bright object emitting what looked like 'sparks' (breaking up?) was seen from Matarau falling fast from the sky towards the hills behind Hikurangi, Whangarei. It was significantly bigger than what a shooting star normally looks like. We all rushed outside, but by the time we got outside it had vanished.

Meteor

At 6.27pm this eve I was driving through Mt Albert, Auckland and saw a bright white light moving east across the sky. Thought it was a big, low plane untill I saw the bright orange of what looked like maybe atmospheric burn. Never seen anything so bright! Awesome

Meteor

Saw fire trail/meteor looking north from Orewa about 6:30pm tonight. My son was amazed and very excited by what he saw....

So glad other people saw it.

So glad other people saw it. Seemed too big to be a shooting star and burned for about three seconds, or at least long enough for me to go " wow, what's that? "

Meteor tonight at around 18:35 seen from Takapuna

Seems like I saw the same meteor as others. I was on SH1 northbound passing Takapuna. It was really big (equated to the size of a street light) moving west to east really fast. Burnt up as I watched it, leaving a blue-ish tail from the light. Very spectacular.

Meteor

Also saw the meteor at 6:30 . Im in Whangarei , it was Nth of here travelling west to east . Very orange flame like tail before it burned up and disappeared . Fantastic sight :)

I saw it at the same time

I saw it at the same time from Maungatapere - it was heading towards Whangarei.

Meteor

Also saw the meteor at 6:30 . Im in Whangarei , it was Nth of here travelling west to east . Very orange flame like tail before it burned up and disappeared . Fantastic sight :)

Meteor over Rangitoto

Meteor with tail spotted over Rangitoto approx 6.30, as I pointed it out to husband it disappeared

Meteor tonight at around 18:35 seen from Takapuna

Seems like I saw the same meteor as others. I was on SH1 northbound passing Takapuna. It was really big (equated to the size of a street light) moving west to east really fast. Burnt up as I watched it, leaving a blue-ish tail from the light. Very spectacular.

West Auckland meteor

Saw the same as everyone below in the north horizon around 1830 290817 Possibly the best I've ever witnessed. Taupaki

West Auckland meteor

Saw the same as everyone below. Around 1830 290817 Possibly the best I've ever witnessed.

Meteor siting

Meteor NNE of Auckland about 6:35pm 29 Aug, from Kohimarama it appeared high over Rangitoto traveling west to east

Meteor siting

Meteor NNE of Auckland about 6:35pm 29 Aug, from Kohimarama it appeared high over Rangitoto traveling west to east

Falling object

At 18:30pm i witnessed an object much like a "shooting star" however this stayed longer got bigger .and i could clearly see its tail then burnt up to nothing . Did anyone esle see this .im in new lynn auckland

Whangaparaoa

6:30pm saw a low trajectory meteor for a few seconds before it was blocked from view by the terrain. It was probably heading roughly SSE.

meteor sighting

i just saw what had to be a meteor/space debri flying through the sky (looking north ), burning super bright and then what appeared to be, break up hitting the atmosphere !!! Unreal... i'm still buzzing !!!

Shooting star

Saw a shooting star at about 18h35, looked just like a burning firework falling. This is at Algies Bay, Rodney district in Auckland.

shooting star

seen same star shooting across north rodney amazing

meteorite

I saw it too..so beautiful.. I'm at Martins Bay, Rodney district in Auckland.

Large white meteor with tail over West Auckland

At 6.30pm this evening I have just seen a white object about the size of a car fly down at a steep angle with a short tail. Whatever it was definitely hit ground or sea and there will be lots of people who will have seen it from highway 16!

18:29 Just saw a meteoroid

18:29 Just saw a meteoroid explode in the sky and went into 4 visible smaller pieces, north east of hamilton

Meteor over north shore

Sure I just saw a meteor over Sunnynook Auckland, white light but looked like it still had a flame tail..seemed like it was going to land close but probably more over Milford Auckland. Was at 18:30, 29/8/2017

Meteor over Northshore

Saw a meteor with white light and green flash around 18.35 29 August, saw this from Devonport l and it ooked to be heading towards Narrow Neck before vanishing.

Meteor

Just saw one in sky on way driving towards tahuna in the waikato stunning! 6.30 pm

Flash of light

Just saw a flash of light in the Sky tonight, over Rangitoto about 6.20pm. Not sure what is was?

I was in Christchurch driving

I was in Christchurch driving with my gf when I saw a green line in the air with a red spot on the head of it going really really fast. Sorry for my English but I'm not fluent

Between Queenstown and Arrowtown

Yeh! It wasn't my imagination! It just seemed much closer to me here in Queenstown! It was 13:35 today and I was driving from QT towards Arrowtown when I saw it. It was amazing, just like a shooting star but so so bright white, brighter than a welders torch! It took my breath away as at first I thought it was a crashing plane, but it was just too fast and too straight and too bright. I would have said it was just over the AJ Hackett bridge, but seemingly it was nearer to Chch. My first one. Cool.