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Object over Christchurch, 28 Aug 2017

I also saw the event described by others today. I saw it from Riccarton Road - looking towards Hagley Park. It was over by the time my husband looked up, but he was able to see the trail - which was like a path through the cloud. The event lasted only a second at most. There was flame.

Meteor

Also in chch epic meteor and contrail over riccarton area early afternoon, so cool.

I also saw the light in sky

I also saw the light in sky at around 1:35, its was red fast flash that shot into the sky and disappeared.

Bright light above Riccarton CHCH

saw a bright light falling for just a flash and left a trail like a jet

object coming through atmosphere in CHCH

Approx 1:35 pm I saw a an object shoot into the atmosphere bursting into orange flame and leaving a contrail behind it. This was looking east down Kilmore street in Christchurch

Bright light streak in sky over Ferrymead chch

About 1:40 in the afternoon. Was bright like looking at metal being soldered together but looked like a falling firework. White and red orange coloured.

Bright light shooting over Christchurch NZ 28/08/17

Approx 13:35 I witnessed a bright white light shooting over Christchurch towards the north, ended with a brighter ball of light then fizzled off.

Orange light

27/8/17 7.20pm. Porirua. Orange light going south, getting weaker

Huge streak of light

Biggest streak of light and yellow-white ball across the sky in Wyoming. The tail lit up the sky. Amazing.

Green white ball

Saw green white ball over a hill as I sat outside on a curb. In the southern tier of new york. It looked to be heading northwest

Flickering ball of light - Western horizon from India - August24

Hi, I live in India on the eastern side 22.5726° N, 88.3639° E. On Thursday, 24th August, I saw a flashing ball of light - the side of Venus on a clear evening - flashing very slowly almost as if someone was switching off a lamp and switching it on again. It was on the Western horizon. Now, we don't get this often out here because of all the smoke and pollution and weher I live, it's literally a concrete jungle downtown area with houses, shops, honking cars etc. So it's highly unusual to spot something like this. I can vouch that it was not an airplane. I know how plane lights flash. Unfortunately, I am the only one who watched it flicker - for about 5-7 seconds. Wonder what that might be. Any ideas? ---Ray

Green light

Around 9:30 pm saw a huge green ball that looked very close and stationary, then it shot to the north and fizzled out. Northwestern PA.

Bluish Green Light

I saw the same thing. It appeared to be a light but flying too low to be a plane or helicopter. I watched it come toward me overhead and then shortly after it was behind me there was no light. Northwest PA.

I saw green light go by

I saw green light go by really quickly around 9:10 pm in Landover, Md

Green Fireball

We also witnessed a bright green ball of light moving downward and fast from Southwest to West around 9:20-9:30 pm EST USA (Northeast Pennsylvania). 5 of us witnessed it and had never seen anything like it before. It was very bright as it moved and then it quickly dissipated.

Shooting light

I saw a large greenish white light with a bright white tail shooting across the sky around 9:10 pm in Aroda, Virginia.

Shooting light with tail

I saw the large greenish white light with a tail, too about 9:15 p.m. last night. What was it? Stafford, VA near Quantico

I saw that same light! Going

I saw that same light! Going on I-95 N near stafford around 9:15ish!! I have been trying to figure out what it was. It was like an arch of light with a tail and after it arched it kind of broke off (like it exploded) and was blueish.

blue bright light

Isaw that thin too,,,western pa

Meteor

Just saw a green ball fall from the western sky near Montgomery, NY.

Regarding STEVE MONTGOMERY N.Y.

Hey Steve ! I live in HIGHLAND MILLS N.Y. What time did you see THE LIGHT ( LOL ) I saw a bright blue one it didn't look that big though probably smaller then a soccer ball . Really cool !!

Ball of light

It was about 9:00 pm we were sitting outside and saw a blue green ball falling very fast in the western sky over Montgomery N.Y. it had a fairly long tall and didn't seem too far away almost looked like a small plane at first we thought it was a plane crashing we lost sight of it behind the trees .

Regarding STEVE MONTGOMERY N.Y.

Hey Steve ! I live in HIGHLAND MILLS N.Y. What time did you see THE LIGHT ( LOL ) I saw a bright blue one it didn't look that big though probably smaller then a soccer ball . Really cool !!

Meteorite at 7pm thursday 24th august

From Tapu valley Coromandel Peninsular. Very bright vivid blue white meteorite fell from about 40degrees above the horizon straight down to the nth east disappearing behind the ridge at about the point the sun rises on the winter solstice. Much brighter than any stars in the sky. Did not appear to leave a trail behind it, though got fainter as it neared the horizon. Apparent speed across the sky was quite slow. Visible for over half a second. Much faster than a plane, but would assume this was at least 100 km away if it was traveling at normal 25000- 50000+ km per hour. Don't think I've seen one this seemingly slow. Definitely much faster and brighter than satellites look in low earth orbit. Brightest one I've ever seen and visible for longest time too.

In HIGHBURY, PALMERSTON NORTH

In HIGHBURY, PALMERSTON NORTH at about 7.15pm, I was outside having a smoke looking up when a flash of light caught my eye. It's flash was as bright as the brightest star in the sky so my eye was immediately drawn to it as I watch the light glow to its brightest point it slowly dimmed till it was invisible it was moving about the same speed as a satellite. I kept watching the same area, after 15 seconds, it lit up again, very bright travelling about the speed of a satellite but a different direction this time and then slowly dimmed away again till I couldn't see it anymore. Waited for 10 mins more but didnt saw it again. It was just strange how it changed direction like 45de free angle so quickly and too high to be a helicopter.. Wonder if anyone else saw it :)

Green ball of light falling from the sky.

I'm at work and at 2:45 a.m. 8/24/17, I saw a green ball of fire falling from the sky in accomac Virginia and it looked really close.

7.40 pm . Big gowing ball

7.40 pm . Big gowing ball with tail shot out of some plane that flew over

Meteor/shooting star??

7.20pm: Long red tail following a bright white starlike ball. Travelling across Manukau toward east.

???

I saw the exact same thing. I am from hopwood Pennsylvania. It was traveling horizontally. It almost looked like the tail of it was on fire. Bizarre

Meteor spotted 8/22/17

I had witnessed a meteor or something last night around 9 o'clock est in Everett WA i thought i was crazy cause no one else had seen it and nothing local posted but this makes me think I saw the same thing due to the descriptions of everyone's experiences! Glad to get it figured out!

Meteor seen over Rotorua

Meteor seen over Rotorua around 830pm last night

Meteor 22 08 2017 Auckland

Around 8:30pm shooting star seen over Mangere/Onehunga heading towards One tree hill direction before it burnt off. Very low, definately looked like it was in stratosphere. Very cool. Nish D.

Meteor 22/08/17

Can also confirm sighting of a meteor last night due east or Tanners Point, Western Bay of Plenty. Didn't check exact time but it was between 8.00 - 8.30pm. It appeared as a large bright ball with a tail and descended almost gracefully - unlike so called 'shooting stars'.

Did you notice many planes

Did you notice many planes about ? I had this tonight but mine looked like it came out of a plane it was so close to my house

Meteor 22/08/17

Can also confirm sighting of a meteor last night due east or Tanners Point, Western Bay of Plenty. Didn't check exact time but it was between 8.00 - 8.30pm. It appeared as a large bright ball with a tail and descended almost gracefully - unlike so called 'shooting stars'.

Shooting Gold and Green Star

Around 8.15 pm here in Napier, I was drying a small dish. I just happened to look up and there out the window I saw a fairly, large, gold edged star with a wide emerald green tail. Was it a firework from a ship and before you ask no, I wasn't and noVWsYWr, do I smoke anything funny?

Meteor

Approx 8.20pm saw what appeared to be a meteorite with large tail of yellow,green and red. low in the sky and looked to land at sea off bay of plenty.

Over Marlborough

Tue 22 Aug at 8.30pm. Spotted over Marlborough as I drove between Woodbourne and Blenheim, shooting across the sky West to East. Seemed very low.

Shooting star/meteor

On the 22/08/17 a little after 8.00pm we saw a large, yellow streak across the sky in Hokowhitu, Palmerston North- possibly a meteor or shooting star.

Fireball sighting above New Zealand

Driving back from Raglan towards Hamilton (NZ), at approx. 8:30pm (22/8/17). My partner and I spotted the what looked like a fireball seemed to be plummeting downwards the earth. Was difficult to tell exactly how far away it was, but is seemed to be pretty large. We were driving in an approximate eastward direction at the time so the fireball could have come down heading approx east of New Zealand

Meteor over the Waikato

At 20:15 on 22nd August I saw a meteor streaking low across the sky, heading eastward. It had a "feathery" looking whitish-orange tail. I was near the Hamilton airport, and from this vantage point it looked like it was going to land in Matamata, or maybe Tauranga!

Meteor - Auckland New Zealand

I just saw a meteor here in Pukekohe, Auckland. Approx 7:45pm local time. Falling North East.

Green meteor over Texas

Saw the same object on Friday, August 18 at 11:58. Was driving east in north dallas. It appeared to enter from South then break into pieces before disappearing.

Green meteor over Texas

Saw the same object on Friday, August 18 at 11:58. Was driving east in north dallas. It appeared to enter from South then break into pieces before disappearing.

I saw the same here in Tyler,

I saw the same here in Tyler, tx

Just yesterday night myself

Just yesterday night myself and a couple friends where outside late on August 18th 2017 and all of a sudden we saw a ball of light that looked like it was on fire go across the sky and continues as he went across to where it went behind trees and couldn't see it anymore. It was moving really fast and it looked like it had a tail on the end. It was the coolest thing to watch. I live in Ashdown Arkansas and I have never seen anything like it until now. And after he had disappeared from sight about a few mins later behind the trees of the direction it was headed I saw a bright light like a flashlight had been turned on for a minute and lite up the sky. It's hard to explain it but do know I will never forget it

We saw that too. The orange

We saw that too. The orange ball with the tail broke up like a crackling fire cracker then turned a beautiful green color. Then crackles again and fadeded out. We live in magnolia Arkansas. Then the next night we saw something similar it was just orange for a second then crackles and faded out

Orange light travelling

In multan pakistan. I saw an orangobject travelling in the sky it had no sound, it was travelling like a plane and faded out after a distance. It did not go away but faded out

Saw something in the sky

Uuuuuuhhhhhh! I know it's late and I don't know if anyone saw what I saw in the midnight sky! I'm driving home on this back road in Fresno Tx, completely dark, no body around me and all of the sudden I see this massive silver ball of light or fire falling from the sky extremely fast on a diagonal, blinks, then completely disappears in mid air. I couldn't believe my eyes. I don't know what I saw folks but it was unreal! Maybe it was a meteor, shooting star, or satellite.!!

Report it on

Report it on http://www.amsmeteors.org I saw something last night 8/18 at 11:56pm. From Oklahoma